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May 21, 2010

Fast and Delicious!

Lately, I’ve been trying to find recipes that are healthy, delicious and require a small amount of time.  Why you may ask?  Well, as much as I’d love to make a gourmet meal each work night, I don’t have the energy.  I’m exhausted.  However, I want to feel good about the decisions I make for dinner so that my day ends on a optimistic note.
With that said, I was given a handful of Food Network magazines the other day and found a recipe by one of my food icons, the Barefoot Contessa.  I kid you not, this recipe, from start to finish, takes fifteen minutes and is so flavorful, healthy and filling. Have a look.


*2 pounds shrimp (17-21 count), peeled and deveined     
*Good olive oil (makes a tremendous difference!)
*Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
*1 pound angel hair pasta
*4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
*zest and juice of 2 lemons


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the shrimp on a sheet pan, lined with parchment paper, with 1 tablespoon olive oil (more is okay!), 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.  Toss well, spread them in one layer and roast for 6 to 8 minutes, just until they’re pink and cooked through.

2. Meanwhile, drizzle some olive oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add the angel hair and cook until al dente, about 3 minutes.  Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking liquid.  Quickly toss the angel hair with the melted butter, 1/4 cup olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and about 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid.  Add the shrimp and serve hot. 

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At May 21, 2010 at 5:41 AM , Blogger Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

oh i LOVVVEEEEEEEEEE pasta - i try not to eat it - but SOON as i make dinner or go out to dinner - guess what i get .. PASTA - looks super yummy sweetie!

have an all smiles weekend

~Tiptoe Butterfly~

At May 21, 2010 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

Yum! That sounds (and looks!) amazing!

At May 22, 2010 at 7:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy! Spaghetti with shrimps is one of my favorite dishes! I'll try your version next time!

xoxo Sandra


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