On my menu tonight was seafood pasta. It was my version of my friend Laurie’s recipe for Shrimp Pasta. I made it with shrimp, scallops, and crab (imitation crab) it was yummy. But the most fun was that Emily and I made the pasta for the dinner.
I bought a pasta maker on ebay a few months ago but had not used it. I was a bit intimidated by the process so I had left it in the box. Emily was home today and really wanted to give it a try. So we pulled out the box and gave it a whirl. It was EASY and fun!! I don’t know why I waited so long.
We made fettuccini. The recipe was basically 2 cups flour (I used half white and half whole wheat pastry flour), 1 egg, 2 T oil and approx. 4T water.. I added that as it was mixing.
Here are some pics of our pasta making time..
Here is Laurie’s recipe for Shrimp Pasta:
1/3 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and remove tails
2/3 cup clam juice or chicken broth
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons each lemon juice and chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon each dried basil leaves and dried oregano leaves, crushed
1 package linguine pasta (8 ounce size) cooked and drained
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; reduce heat to low. Simmer until garlic is tender. Add shrimp in same skillet and cook over medium-low heat until opaque. Remove; reserve liquid in pan. Add clam juice (I use the chicken broth when I'm out of clam juice); bring to a boil. Add wine; cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; add cream, stirring constantly. Add cheese; stir until smooth. Cook until thickened. Add shrimp to sauce. Heat through. Add remaining except linguine. Pour over linguine in large bowl; toss gently to coat. Serve with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
***I use all chicken broth if I don't have clam juice or wine. Also, you can use half and half if you want to cut down on calories***
I doubled the recipe and used:
1 lb shrimp
½ lb scallops
½ lb imitation crab
It is a delicious recipe!