There's a story behind every recipe. Maybe it's a simple trick you've learned growing up, or a very important lesson from your grandmother. I want to share some of the stories and recipes i have learned growing up, and what they mean to me. I hope i can make you laugh along the way.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Cooking for my Hubby and Sister-In-Love
So tonight i decided to be a good wife and sister and make shrimp with whole wheat linguine and broccoli. On Wednesdays my sister-in-law sister-in-love, Heather, comes over and does her homework while i work and cook dinner. And because her and my husband love shrimp i decided i would treat them. By the way did i tell you that i don't eat Shrimp, actually this might blow your mind, but i don't eat any seafood, I have to tell you for someone that doesn't eat seafood, i kick ass at making this. And i know this sounds weird but i actually eat this dish, i just avoid the shrimp. If you put enough garlic on something it doesn't taste so bad.
Whole Wheat Linguine with Shrimp and Broccoli
Whole Wheat Linguine
2 bouillon cubes
Red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
So start by bringing a big pot of water to boil for your pasta. Then clean and remove the tails of your shrimp then dry your shrimp. Bring another deep saute pan on medium heat and add your shrimp with a good amount of olive oil. Cook your shrimp until it turns pink (don't overcook your shrimp) at least that's what the people who eat shrimp tell me. At this point your water should be ready for your pasta and your broccoli. Salt your water before adding your pasta, very important! Then add your 8 cloves of garlic to the pan. Take a big cup of the hot boiling water from the pasta and add 2 bouillon cubes to it and let it dissolve. When your garlic is brown and your shrimp is pink add the cup of bouillon to the pan with a pinch of red pepper flakes. The drain your pasta but reserve some of the pasta water and add the pasta and broccoli to the shrimp and garlic. Combine all of the pasta with the shrimp and garlic, if it's too thick and some pasta water. If it's not thick enough add a teaspoon of butter. Chop some parsley and garnish on top with some lemon.
By the way my sister-in-love Heather said that this was her second favorite dish that i ever made her :)
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