9.21.2009

shrimp, arugula and pasta (oh, and garlic!)


This is an easy meal that makes everybody happy! The kids love the shrimp and then by default they just eat everything else... It's very easy and if you have all of the ingredients you can whip it up in no-time!

1 lb of shrimp - make sure it's good shrimp from someone you trust (I like Whole Foods) tail-on, peeled and de-veined (or you can do that all yourself...)
1/2 - 3/4 bulb of garlic
1-2 shallots, green onion or leeks
1 lemon
a bunch of arugula
pasta (any shape is fine)

cook pasta
wash and dry arugula
saute shallot (or leek or onion) in olive oil
finely slice garlic and depending on how your family likes it... we like tons of garlic so we use almost the whole bulb (and if your family is sick in any way make sure you use lots of garlic in whatever you are cooking!), turn the heat to medium-low and add the shrimp (I even use frozen, if you just leave it out for an hour or so it's thawed enough) and cook until shrimp is pinkish. Now cut lemon in half and squeeze both halves over the shrimp.

to serve, drizzle olive oil on the pasta and then dish up onto plates put arugula on top and then put a large portion of the shrimp and yummy olive oil/lemon/garlic/shallot sauce over the arugula. YUM!

It's easy and the whole family loves this one!
we serve it with really good french bread to get every last bit off the plate!!
(I just realized that in the picture that I took I didn't have arugla and I used baby spinach and a bit of basil)

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