Saturday, January 22, 2011

Shrimp Scampi

This was super easy and very yummy. And gave us A LOT of leftovers. Lots of extra lunches. I think we had 4-5 lunches from it. SCORE! I used a recipe I found in Rachael Ray's 30 minute meals as a guide and this is what I came up with.

Salt and black pepper to taste
1 pound angel hair pasta
3 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons butter
1 pound baby shrimp bag
1 cup chicken broth

Cook your angel hair pasta like you normally do....

In a frying pan, evoo around the pan and 3 tablespoons of butter on medium heat until the butter is all melted. When the butter is melted add the garlic for about 2 minutes.

Then, add in the shrimp. Add salt and pepper. I would want more shrimp next time but this was a frozen 99 cent bag special, so I used what I got cheap. Cook the shrimp until it is warm.

Then, add 1 cup of chicken broth to the shrimp.

Turn up the heat and bring it to a boil. When it boils, remove it from heat and mix it with the pasta.

Mix it really well and add parsley on top.

I also made garlic bread to serve with it. Yum.. nom nom nom

Verdict? Kind of blah. I think maybe more garlic would have helped and more of the chicken broth/butter mixture. Maybe next time add some more garlic or add garlic powder and maybe a tablespoon more of butter and just a little more chicken broth? It needed something, but I am not sure what. Overall, it was very good.
What is your favorite pasta dish?
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