I didn't have an exact plan for dinner this evening, but I knew it was going to involve pasta and shrimp. I gathered up what I had in the house to concoct some deliciousness, and it turned out great! (I would have a picture, but the uploader on blogger is being insanely slow for me... so you can find a picture on my 365 project site here: http://365project.org/tealeth922/365/2010-10
I call this entree Shrimp Florentine. I'm not really sure what constitutes something as "florentine" but it sounded good, and tasted good... here's what I used:
1 onion, diced
5 large fresh mushrooms, diced
1 hand-full (maybe 1 cup?) spinach, chopped
2 tbsp garlic, minced
1 cup large pre-cooked shrimp, tails removed (it was about 20 shrimp)
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp flour
2 c. skim milk
1/4 c. parmesan
1/2 box angel hair pasta, cooked
salt/pepper to taste
1. Add olive oil, veggies, and 1 tbsp garlic to a skillet and sautee until all veggies are cooked through. Remove from pan & set aside.
2. Melt butter and add 1 tbsp garlic to pan. Warm shrimp through (or cook through if you don't use pre-cooked shrimp!) then remove & set aside with cooked veggies.
3. Add flour to butter that remains in the pan to make a rue. Slowly add milk to the rue while whisking to ensure all lumps are gone.
4. Cook on medium-high heat until sauce begins to bubble and thicken. Cook about 3 minutes while stirring constantly & allowing the sauce to continue to thicken a bit. Add parmesan to sauce, then add in veggies and shrimp.
5. Serve over angel hair pasta--4 servings.
It was SO good! Eddie said he'd have it again and was really happy with how tasty my improvised recipe was! Definately a recipe to try (and remember, see my 365 project site to see what it looked like!)