Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Seafood

This week’s theme is seafood, which normally isn’t my food of choice, but I think it has to do with my geography. Since I live a ways away from an ocean I can’t really get fresh seafood with ease and this is my only qualification for good seafood. When I lived in North Carolina I was always close top some good seafood, and this was especially true when I lived in New Bern. This colonial American city was frequented by road side seafood vendors, with seafood that was in the ocean earlier that morning. THAT IS SEAFOOD!!!! I would frequently enjoy shrimp which is one of my favorite seafood items, and if I was there now I would love to try this recipe from allrecipes.com:

Peppered Shrimp Alfredo

Prep Time: 30 Min
Cook Time: 20 Min
Ready In: 50 Min
12 ounces penne pasta
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 pound Portobello mushrooms, diced
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 (15 ounce) jar Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
1/2 cup cream
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Meanwhile, melt butter together with the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook until softened and translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, red pepper, and mushroom; cook over medium-high heat until soft, about 2 minutes more.
Stir in the shrimp, and cook until firm and pink, then pour in Alfredo sauce, Romano cheese, and cream; bring to a simmer stirring constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with cayenne, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir drained pasta into the sauce, and serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.

Join us next week for the theme Raw Veggies!

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