Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dinner Time

Last night, I cooked dinner for my brother and Justin. I can't take full credit for this recipe, because my friend, Brittany, made a similar dish for me when I went to stay with her last week. She and her husband, Robert, were so gracious and wonderful hosts for my night on the coast. The bread recipe, I also got from my friend Emilie. It is so unhealthy, but it's delicious. Here you go.
{Note: This is not the actual pasta I made, but it looks a lot like it.}
Garlic Shrimp Pasta
12 oz Angel Hair Pasta
½ Stick Butter
Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic (separated, peeled and chopped)
1 Pound Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
2 Cans Diced Tomatoes in Juice
½ Cup Dry White Wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc)
1 ½ Tablespoons Chopped Basil
¼ Cup Chopped Parsley
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Boil pasta in water with butter and salt; then drain. While pasta is cooking, thinly coat a large skillet with olive oil and heat over medium temp. Once skillet is heated, add garlic and continuously stir until tender (about 1 minute). Do not burn garlic. Add shrimp (lightly seasoned with salt and pepper) and toss around in skillet until pink (about 3-5 minutes). Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside. Add diced tomatoes, wine, basil and parsley to skillet over medium high temp. Bring sauce mixture to a light boil, stirring occasionally until liquid is reduced by half (about 8-12 minutes). Add shrimp back to skillet and toss around until heated through. Serve sauce and shrimp mixture over pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

Creamy Garlic Bread
1 Loaf French Bread
1 Stick Butter (softened)
1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
1/3 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Chopped Parsley

Set oven to Broil. Slice French bread into 1 inch slices and place on covered baking dish. In a bowl, mix butter, mayo, garlic powder, a few good shakes of parmesan cheese and a couple of sprinkles of chopped parsley. Stir until creamy and spread on top side of bread slices. Place in oven about 8-10 minutes or until bread is toasted on sides.

Hope you all try this one and enjoy!


  1. That looks and sounds so GOOD!! That would have killed my point count.......and been WELL worth it! Miss you!

  2. Looks yummy! I'll have to try this recipe soon!!!

  3. I emailed this to Stephanie yesterday when you posted this bc I knew she would think it sounded delish. Her and Wally made it last night for us and it was, of course, delish!