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What’s For Dinner Wednesday

Anytime a dinner is gobbled up by everyone in the family (well, minus Lily for obvious reasons), I feel like it’s worth sharing with you all. Dinner on Monday night was gobbled and in record time I might add!

This recipe involves using your broiler, so make sure your skillet is oven proof. This was my very first time ever using a broiler. Seriously. I had to ask a friend how to do it!

Shrimp on Angel Hair pasta

Ingredients:

Shrimp (I used a 1 pound bag of frozen, raw, deveined shrimp)

2 Tbs Olive Oil

1 Tbs butter

Garlic (I used pre-chopped stuff I had in the fridge)

Various herbs for seasoning (I cheated and used an herb mix that is “perfect for pork, poultry and seafood”)

Lemon

Angel Hair Pasta (you could use anything, but Angel Hair is just awesome so why would you change?)

Step 1: Thaw and peel the shrimp. This always takes longer than I think it will, so leave ample time!

Step 2: Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add in the Olive Oil, Garlic, seasonings and squeeze the juice from half a lemon into it. Then add the peeled shrimp and toss to coat.

Step 3: Spread the shrimp out so that as many are laying flat as possible. Put the whole pan under the broiler for 3 minutes. Then stir the shrimp and stick it back under the broiler for 4 minutes. After you pull it out it should look like this. Gorgeous!

I was so proud of myself for successfully using the broiler and with how pretty the shrimp looked that I actually called Nick in to the kitchen to show it to him. Ha! He was equally as impressed with me and rather excited when I told him the broiler isn’t actually that drawer at the bottom of the oven like we thought. He said “so we can store stuff in that drawer? Sweet!”. It’s the little things that make our day 🙂

Step 4: Serve over cooked Angel Hair pasta – which you should have been simultaneously cooking while doing all this other stuff. It’s all about the multi-tasking.

Delicious and I wish there had been leftovers!

What tasty things have you whipped up at your house lately? Leave a link in your comment!

 

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  • March 16, 2011 - 10:36 am

    Brenda B. - Haha – I ended up making this last night too (leftovers today) except I used penne pasta, Mrs. Dash spicy seasoning and topped with dried parsley & Parmesan cheese for coloring and a little “something” MMMMMMReplyCancel

  • March 16, 2011 - 11:58 am

    Anna - My Hubby would love if I made that, but seafood makes me ill. So my real comment is: Please expand on this broiler location- if its not the drawer underneath, where is it?!ReplyCancel

    • March 16, 2011 - 12:04 pm

      Helen - Turns out, on my oven and most newer ones I guess, that it’s actually IN the oven! I pushed the “Broiler” button and moved the oven rack to the very top position. The broiler is apparently a special heat setting that only turns on the top heating element.ReplyCancel

  • March 16, 2011 - 12:55 pm

    RoseAnne (mom and grandma) - In an electric oven (even the older ones) the broiler is at the top of the main oven compartment. In a gas oven, the broiler is usually the drawer at the bottom of the oven (because the flame is in the bottom of the oven compartment.) 🙂

    The shrimp looks positively lovely, Helen.ReplyCancel

  • March 16, 2011 - 2:01 pm

    RoseAnne (mom and grandma) - I left a comment and it never showed…ReplyCancel

    • March 16, 2011 - 2:14 pm

      Helen - I see your comment… unless you left another one besides the info about the broiler!ReplyCancel

  • March 16, 2011 - 2:44 pm

    Jamie Tudor - Looks so good! Maybe I will make it this weekend. Adding some broccoli too. Not that my kids will eat broc but I will! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • March 16, 2011 - 6:27 pm

    Sarah - Yummy!!ReplyCancel

  • March 17, 2011 - 5:18 am

    Mackenzie - I had missed the day of questions so i never got the chance to ask: When you are nursing Lily do the boys ask questions?ReplyCancel

    • March 17, 2011 - 9:24 am

      Helen - They did for the first couple of weeks, but now they don’t. The only question they ask now is why she sleeps while eating.ReplyCancel

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