Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shrimp Vodka Spaghetti

*adapted from cooking light's shrimp vodka pasta

it was monday & in spite of starting things off to the "healthiest" start, i decided to kick off the week with a delicious bowl of pasta. there just something about curling up on the couch after a long monday with a nice bowl of noodles. i've made a great shrimp vodka pasta before but this was even easier and just as delicious...yum!

{shrimp vodka spaghetti}

ingredients {in order of use}
*serves 2-4
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 3/4 box whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 1 1/3 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half 
  • salt & pepper, to taste

1. bring a pot of salted water to a boil & cook spaghetti.

2. while spaghetti cooks, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet. when hot, add shrimp & sauté for 5 minutes, or until cooked thru. remove shrimp from pan when cooked & set aside.

3. using same skillet, add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil & garlic. sauté over medium heat for 2 minutes. slowly add vodka; cook for 1 minute & occasionally stir. add marinara, basil, cream, salt & pepper. bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes. stir in pasta & shrimp. enjoy warm!

*additional toppings: basil, parmesan cheese & red pepper flakes!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

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