Yesterday our gas stove crapped out. One burner would not light and we were smelling gas, so I shut off the gas to the stove. Now we are waiting for the repair man to arrive. Meanwhile we still need to cook. We have a side burner on our outdoor grill which I use often to fry stuff so as not to pollute the inside of our house with greasy smells. I wanted to make pasta with shrimp. We had gone to the store and purchased some 50/50 salad fixings, half baby spinach and half lettuce. We stopped by our favorite bakery, Deux, for a baguette, so we were ready but no stove to cook on. I searched the web for suitable recipes and found this one, which only required one pot to cook everything. We made it last night and it is a keeper. Turned out great. In addition to making salad, I threw some of the salad into the pasta, which worked wonderfully. Yeah, I know you are not supposed to serve cheese with seafood, so what? Try this, it is really good and easy.
Here is a video of how to make this.
Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta
8 ounces, linguine pasta (I used spaghetti)
2 tablespoons, olive oil
6 tablespoons, butter (divided)
4 cloves, garlic – minced (I used 8 cloves but we like garlic)
1 teaspoon, red pepper flakes
1 1/4 pound, large shrimp
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon, Italian seasoning (I used oregano)
4 cups, baby spinach (I used our salad mix)
1/2 cup, parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons, parsley – chopped
1 tablespoon, lemon juice
- In a large pot, cook the pasta in boiling water according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Using the same pan, heat olive oil and 2 Tablespoons of butter. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant.
- Add the shrimp and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the shrimp start to turn pink. Add Italian seasoning and spinach and cook until wilted.
- Add the pasta back to the pot with the remaining butter, Parmesan, and parsley. Stir until mixed and butter is melted.
- Add the lemon juice before serving and serve while hot.