Like any other basic girl, Pinterest has become my go-to for yummy recipes. When I was on my health kick that is where I found all of my "healthy" recipes and when my parents came to visit over Spring Break last year and my Dad said he wanted to make a seafood stew, I looked to Pinterest for said recipes.
So today for What's Ha-"Pinning" I decided to share a few of the pins you can find on my Edible Eats board and one of my most recent favorite recipes! :)
That last one is a recipe that I made a few weeks ago (and again last night) and LOVED!!! I loved it so much I decided to share it with you here.
So without further ado I give you: Creamy Shrimp Pasta!
What you'll need:
1 lb shrimp ( I used the pre-cooked and frozen shrimp. It took about 4 minutes to complete defrost in cold water.
Any type of pasta you want. (I used linguine)
1 stick of butter
Cream cheese (I didn't really have an exact amount. I use about 1/4 of the package. And then added more to taste)
1 can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!)
1-2 tablespoons of basil (I used dried)
1-2 tablespoons of dried (or fresh) parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
Here's what you do:
1. Boil your pasta. This always takes the longest so I start my pasta before I do anything else.
I also use this time to defrost my shrimp. Again just throw them in a bowl of hot water and they will be defrosted in 4-5 minutes.
2. Melt the stick of butter in your cook pan. I waited until my pasta was boiling to do this.
3. While the butter melts toss your herbs over your shrimp (after it had defrosted of course). I put all my herbs in a small bowl and then spread it over the shrimp.
4. Once your butter is melted, throw the shrimp into your pan.
5. Let the shrimp cook for a few minutes. Then add your garlic and lemon juice. I let those three things do their thing for a few minutes. After that I threw in about 3/4 of the tomatoes. I didn't want the dish to take too tomatoey (not sure if that is a word).
6. After the tomatoes had time to meld with the shrimp I added the cream cheese a little at time over the whole pan.
7. After letting the cream cheese melt into the the sauce, throw in your pasta.
AND WA-LA! You have a super tasty shrimp pasta! :)
You can add pretty much any vegetable you want to the dish. Which is one of the things I like about it. You could also substitute the shrimp for chicken and I'm sure it would be just as good. I will say that the lemon juice is a MUST. I made this last night and thought I had lemons but didn't, and I could definitely tell the difference. I did something else different last night but I can't tell what it was. The dish came out a little darker than what you see in the pictures and while it still tasted okay, it tasted better the first time I made it. So there's that.
But it is still a very tasty dish, especially if you like shrimp and cream cheese. Which lets be honest, everyone love cream cheese! :)
Have a great Wednesday!