Sunday

What Fran Cooked: Seared shrimp with pasta


For a while I've tried to come up with new recipes that don't require much ingredients and much time. And those two requirements also meant not much money (my budget is very tight this month). The thing is, getting home late at evening, tired after a long day at work, the last thing I want is to do is spend two hours in the kitchen and create something that ends up being plain and simple. And that means something a little more elaborate than just wholewheat rice with a frozen burger.

So, long story short, while i was in London last month, I bought two packets of shrimps in the local Tesco Express that I cooked during my daily meals with my flatmate Mike (more on that on another post!).
One packet was used to make cebiche, or at least my version of cebiche (think of shrimps, avocado red onion, maize grain, and lots of lime juice and black pepper)

The other packet was used to make today's recipe. I know that probably this isn't a new or original recipe (I know I'm not inventing something) but I really liked it and I got great comments about it. And the fact that I was able to grab just a few ingredients and come up with it, really sold me on it (enough to repeat it over and over again), so I thought I'd share one of my favourites recipes this semester, in the attempt to maybe inspire you to try something new!













You will need:

  • 200 grs. cooked and peeled shrimps (or prawns)
  • Garlic cloves, chopped
  • Lime or lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Butter
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Any type of pasta you like (but *I* recommend fetuccini)


1.- Place the shrimp, already cooked in a bowl and add the garlic cloves chopped (2 cloves are enough), olive oil, lime or lemon juice, salt and pepper and set aside for a while, as long as you like.

2.- Cook the pasta and heat a pan. Add some olive oil to it. Add the shrimps, without the sauce that were being marinated, set that sauce aside. Sear the shrimps while making sure the pasta is not over cooked. Add the sauce to the pan with the shrimps and stir slightly. 

3.- By now, the pasta must be done, so strain it and put it back in the pot. Add a knob of butter and when it melts, add the contents of the pan. Serve immediatly while it's hot and add lots of parmessan cheese and some more of black pepper!



Bon Appetite!!!

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