Monday, April 30, 2012

Buttery Shrimp and Pasta in Cream Sauce

My daughter turned 4 this weekend. When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday dinner she said shrimp. That's kind of an odd request from a 4 year old but I didn't complain. I love shrimp. After looking at a few different recipes I found on pinterest, she decided that she wanted me to make this recipe for shrimp and pasta. She's got good taste! It was a great birthday dinner!

Printable Recipe

Buttery Shrimp and Pasta in Cream Sauce
12 oz. angel hair pasta, cooked and drained
2 Tbsp butter
2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tbsp garlic, minced
3 cups half and half
1/2 cup fresh basil or 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

In a large skillet, melt butter; add shrimp and garlic. Cook until shrimp is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove shrimp from skillet. Add half and half to skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add basil, parmesan cheese, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and shrimp. Add pasta. Toss well.

Serves 6-8

Recipe adapted from Merely Marie

Past recipes:
One year ago: Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry
Two years ago: Lemon Pepper Chicken

3 comments:

MerelyMarie said...

4 years old!!!...she does have good taste:) Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

Dyluxe said...

What is half and half?

Mandy said...

Half and half is similar to heavy cream but it has less fat. You could also use heavy cream or whipping cream. Either one of those thickens faster than half and half when you're making a sauce but I prefer to use half and half just because it's a little healthier.

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