cooking for your boyfriend

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Shiksa Shrimp and Pasta

Serves 2 hungry boyfriends in 15 minutes.
So that everything is ready at once, cook pasta while the sauce simmers.

  • 6 ounces pasta (I used egg noodles because I had some in my pantry)
  • 1 tablespoon salt, plus more for seasoning sauce and shrimp
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails off
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1.  In a medium bowl, mix together shrimp, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.  Set aside.

2.  In a medium sauce pan, bring water to a boil.  Add tablespoon of salt and a splash of olive oil.  Add pasta when the sauce is simmering (see step 3).  Cook according to box directions.

3.  Meanwhile, melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat.  Add onions and cook for 3 minutes stirring occasionally, until translucent.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Stir in wine, vegetable stock, tomato paste, and thyme leaves.  Season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.  Simmer for 5 minutes until sauce begins to thicken (this is the time to cook the pasta).  Add shrimp to the pan and cook 3 minutes per side. Turn off the heat and sprinkle parmesan cheese over shrimp.

4.  The pasta should be done cooking by now.  Strain pasta.

5.  Serve your boyfriend.  Pour some pasta on a dinner plate.  Add shrimp and sauce, allowing the pasta to absorb the sauce.

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