Saturday, October 19, 2013

RaceDay Recipes: Shrimp & Angel Hair Parmesan

I've said it before, I'll say it again. You don't always need to go shopping in order to make an awesome meal!  Take a good look at what's already in the pantry before deciding to spend more money. We do those stocking up trips at the grocery store for a reason!

This is a light pasta dish. If you're looking for better flavor, fresh veggies, herbs, cheese and shrimp are always better, but sometimes they are not sitting in the fridge.  I ran with what I had.

 Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves about 2


  • Angel Hair pasta 1/3 box
  • Shrimp--pre-cooked, frozen, deveined and all that goodness
  • Garlic--1 clove chopped
  • Onion--2 tblsp chopped
  • Celery--1 stalk chopped
  • Green onion--1 stalk chopped
  • Chicken stock 1 cup
  • Olive Oil--2 tblsp
  • Oregano & Basil to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese--1/2 cup or more (to taste)


  • Rinse shrimp under cold water to start thawing them
  • Set pot of water to boil
  • Chop all your veggies, heat a skillet and swirl in your oil, let warm.
  • Add garlic, onion, celery, oregano and basil.  Cook a couple minutes until onion is glassy.
  • Add chicken stock and green onion.
  • When stock starts to simmer, add shrimp.
  • Drop pasta into BOILING water.  Angel Hair is the thinnest pasta out there.  It only takes a few minutes to reach Al Dente, so don't wander off.
  • When shrimp is just thawed, start adding cheese.  Keep stirring to melt. The parmesan will melt quickly. Let sauce simmer on low while pasta finishes.
  • Test pasta for being done. Drain. 
  • Either mix pasta with a swirl of oil to prevent sticking or mix with sauce.
  • Serve!
I don't have a picture of my kitchen adventures, today. I ate it all :)  Also remember that if you don't like a particular ingredient in a dish, don't be shy about substituting your own.

Enjoy the race at Talladega tomorrow. You could probably throw this dish together during the caution for The Big One.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds delicious and light! Penelope will love it. Thanks, S. D.