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Quick! Easy! Delicious! Healthy! Southwest Bay Shrimp with Pasta

Quick! Easy! Delicious! Healthy! Southwest Bay Shrimp with Pasta
Quick! Easy! Delicious! Healthy! Southwest Bay Shrimp with Pasta
Chef Larry Edwards/Casa de Cuisine

We really don't live in the easiest of times. Between work and the economy, we need a healthy break once in a while. Instead of ruining your health with so-called "fast food,' you can relish what is on your plate by enjoying a dinner which takes about 10 minutes to prepare and will cost you about $6.00 (this for two people!).

In case you don't know what "bay shrimp" are, they are very small shrimp which you buy in the meat section of the store and they are pre-cooked. In some areas they are also called "salad shrimp." They are quite tasty and usually very inexpensive.

As is the way with all dishes created and/or served at Casa de Cuisine, this is 100% natural. This is also what fast food is meant to be, a meal prepared quickly which is delicious and healthy.

Ingredients needed to make Southwest Bay Shrimp with Pasta (serves 2):

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup bay shrimp
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • cooked pasta

Steps:

  1. In a saute pan over medium heat, melt the butter into the olive oil.
  2. Add the zucchini, tomatoes, scallion and red pepper flakes and saute 3 minutes.
  3. Add the bay shrimp and saute 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in all but 1 Tbs. of the grated Parmesan cheese (this will make a natural sauce).
  5. Spoon the Southwest Bay Shrimp over the pasta. Sprinkle the dish with the remaining Parmesan cheese and serve.

The new cookbook from Chef Larry Edwards, "Edwardian Cooking: The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook" is now available worldwide and features 80 dishes from the era of the most acclaimed television show in the history of PBS, Downton Abbey.