Monday, May 16, 2011

My post in 140 characters or less and a recipe for Lemony Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

Hell is freezing over and the world will end on May 21st. My proof? I’ve joined Twitter.

Here’s a great recipe to enjoy in the meantime.

10 ounces Campanelle pasta
1 pound large shrimp, deveined with heads and tails removed and cut into bite size pieces
6 tablespoons butter (ah, what the heck, just use the whole stick if you want)
2 tablespoons light olive oil
1 large shallot, finely minced
1 large clove garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup dry white wine
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain (reserving 1 cup of the pasta water) and set aside.

In a large frying pan set over medium high heat, melt the butter and olive oil together. Add the shallot and sauté until tender, approximately 3 minutes; add garlic and red pepper and sauté for one minute longer. Sauté the shrimp in the butter mixture until they are just opaque, approximately 3 minutes. Add the lemon juice and white wine. Simmer until it is heated through. Stir in the cooked pasta and toss with 1/3 cup of the grated Parmesan. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately with the remaining Parmesan. If pasta should start to dry out, add pasta water a little bit at a time to reach desired consistency.

Serves 4


Velva said...

Welcome to Twitter! It was a leap for me too, but once you get it, its fun.

I think we will be safe from hell Freezing over-especially since you have this meal to sustain us.


Cooking with Michele said...

OH NO! I've been a holdout on Twitter...would love to know why you felt you should go ahead and do it now.

Midwest to Midlands said...

Let us know how you like twitter, I'm sure the pasta dish will be delish.

Anonymous said...

I still don't get the whole twitter thing, but joined it, too, like you know, but whatever. Maybe joining is everything? Who knows.
I love this dish and make it with angel hair pasta and garlic bread, yummy!

Lea Ann said...

In 140 characters or less ...


Amy said...

I love those noodles! They're so cute and fun! I just joined Twitter a few months ago. I love it.

Mary said...

I'm in twitter also, but have no idea what to do there :-). Technology is a wonderful thing! I really like the way tour pasta sounds. I'll wager it is delicious. Blessings...Mary

Craig said...

I make an almost identical dish from a recipe by Tyler Florence. I've usually had good luck with Tylers recipes. But I've never added parmesan to the pan at the end, just on top at the table. I'm sure it will add something. Thanks for the tip.

Sara @ Saucy Dipper said...

I've been craving a nice pasta dish lately. Since I'm not crazy about red sauce, this one definitely catches my eye (I'm not scared of butter :).

Look forward to seeing you around Twitter!

Barbara | Creative Culinary said...

I fear I make up for all of the Twitter acolytes. I just checked. 58,152 tweets. I need a Twelve Step.

I just packaged up a bunch of chicken using my Food Saver, have one chicken breast leftover to use for dinner and was wondering what to do with it when I found your post. You say shrimp, I say chicken and it's a done deal!

Mary said...

Not Twitter :-). I've been there for a while but have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing there. I think I've survived the apocalypse, but the days not yet over. Here's hopin'. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Vickie said...

Yum, this sounds like a decadent treat . . . my favorite kind! ;) I still don't tweet, but I'm sure I'd suck at it.

Conor @ Hold the Beef said...

Your plan on catalysing the Rapture failed dismally! Still, I'm glad you have also succumbed to the call of the twitterverse. Just don't let it eat into your housework time, ok? ;)