Man it’s been busy here lately. In the midst of moving out and having to move in next week, my family and I went on vacation and I’m also helping my mom organize a bridal shower for a friend.. So it’s just a little crazy! But the good thing about being home is there is never a shortage of ingredients to cook with!
This recipe is to die for!! It’s a shrimp pasta with a lemon garlic sauce and it’s actually relatively simple.. Plus it involves pasta so it’s great for leftovers.
What you’ll need:
- A pound of meat (preferably shrimp, but chicken would go great with this too)
- Angel hair pasta (think thin spaghetti noodles)
- 1 1/2 cups of regular cream (you can buy this in cartons in the dairy section)
- 1 lemon
- 1 garlic clove (or a tspn of garlic powder)
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded or the powdery stuff)
- Salt and pepper
Okay so here’s the tricky ish part:
- First you want to cook your meat, either baking the chicken or grilling the shrimp (we bought 3 pounds of it at the beach and used the leftovers for this recipe.. I’m not sure how to grill it though), making sure to salt and pepper it for taste first.
- Once that is done, put on a big pot of water to boil for the pasta.
- While the water is boiling, get a smaller pot and add the cream in. Don’t touch the heat yet, or it’ll mess it up.
- You want to zest the lemon first, and that can be a hard part. If you don’t have a zester, use a cheese grater. And if you don’t have that, cut off the skin of the lemon and finely chop it up.. Like real fine. But honestly it would be easier to buy like some cheap small zester to save you the hassle.
- After that, squeeze the lemon into the same bowl as the zest. At this time you should turn on the heat with the cream and get it hot enough but not to a boil.
- Once the cream is heated, add the lemon zest and juice and kind of stir it to mix it around.
- Add the garlic and Parmesan and keep the heat on low, stirring every once and awhile to keep it thick.
- Your water pot should be boiling by now so add your pasta!
- Leave it on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring so that the pasta doesn’t stick to your pot.
- When your pasta is done, drain it and stick it back into the pot, adding your chicken or shrimp.
- The sauce should be done and ready to pour over your pasta!
This is a longer recipe but it is so worth it. And if it’s for one or two people, leftovers of this will be oh so wonderful!
It’s really not an expensive meal either, unless you go with the shrimp option. But even still, everything else should really only cost less than $10!
My mom actually found the sauce recipe at http://www.food.com/recipe/geez-thats-good-lemon-garlic-cream-sauce-for-pasta-192910
So if you’re looking to make this, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!
See y’all next week!