I have spent some time re reading this blog and see that I have been rather sad as of late. When did I get so sad?
I was pretty happy when I started writing this baby. I wonder what changed?
Whatever, it sucks.
Gonna have to fix this.I hate whiners and here I've been whining constantly for the past 4 months.
I need some cheese, maybe a *crack*er.
Howz about a recipe?
Shrimp with Lemon Linguine (serves 4)
Put on to boil:
Water in your largest pot
Peel and devein:
1lb shrimp(I use 30-40 ct because well, it's cheaper and ends up feeling like you're eating more shrimp for the money)
Zest 2 lemons and add half of the zest to 1/4 cup olive oil-set aside oil and remaining zest
By now your water is boiling so add to the water: salt and 1/2 lb of linguine-set the timer according to the package erring on the too little time to allow for al dente pasta(who likes soggy pasta anyway?) Also, when your pasta is done don't drain and rinse it! If you must drain it, reserve about a cup of the cooking water.
(make sure the kitten is NOT chewing through your power cord as you type your recipe)(very crucial step here!)
Heat your largest skillet over medium hi heat
2-3 shallots(or a good red onion-go for the flavor profile you like best)
Add some olive oil to the skillet and the onions and saute. When the onions are not quite cooked to your liking add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp is almost done.
Add to the skillet:
juice of 1-2 lemons(once again adjust for your palate)
a pinch of salt, a grind of pepper
a splash of dry white wine(optional)
Toss and add:
1lb of baby spinach
reserved lemon zest
reserved lemon oil
1/2 cup or so of Parmesan cheese
Toss some more and if needed add up to one cup of the pasta water to loosen up your pasta.
Serve hot, with additional Parmesan and maybe some bread if you're feeling especially carberiffic.
PS I need to figure out how to override the autoformatting that happens with my recipes!