Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mystery Meal 3 - Shrimp Primavera

NOTE: Due to familial circumstances, I have not made this yet so I do not have pictures to show. Luckily, I have made this before (as opposed to the other meals where I make for the first time with you also) and can vouch for how yummy it is. I will be making this on Mon. or Tues. this coming week if you'd like to wait for the photos.  Otherwise, enjoy!

1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Olive Oil
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
2 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 Tbsp. chopped, fresh parsley
15 oz. deveined large shrimp (tail off is optional but I prefer it.)
2 cups hot, cooked bow-tie pasta
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (may use regular pepper)
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 diced bell pepper (red, yellow or orange), optional

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Place oil in large sauce pan; heat on low. Add carrots and simmer on low heat until desired crispness (should be somewhat soft), stirring occassionally. Add garlic and broccoli (and bell pepper if including); simmer.
3. Once vegetables have warmed and reached their desired crispness, slowly add shrimp. Stir in chicken broth and cornstarch to thicken. Simmer to a boil on low-medium heat until shrimp is cooked (pink).
4.  Reduce heat to low; slowly stirring in pasta. Warm for 2-3 minutes.
5. Place in serving dish and sprinkle parmesan cheese over top of dish (can also add to pan when adding pasta if desire a bit more thickness to sauce.)
Side comment - this recipe is gerat if you like substituting ingredients. Change any of the vegetables; add more of one and less of another or just change them completely.


free indeed said...

I was waiting patiently for this recipe...thanks! Will have to give it a try if I can find fresh raw shrimp...I know I can find frozen...

Sarcastic Quilter said...

If you use frozen, thaw first. If it is pre-cooked frozen, be sure to also add it later to the recipe so it can simple warm up. If you add it earlier, it becomes too tough. So, I'd recommend adding in the last 5 minutes only. Enjoy!

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