May 12, 2011

I did it...

I managed to make a FABULOSO meal without going to the store...I was so proud...because we all know if I had gone to the store...I would have walked out with over $100 worth of shiat I didn't need! 
I introduce you to...

Lemon Pepper Shrimp & Penne Alfredo
1 box whole grain penne, cooked according to directions
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons pepper
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
2 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 pound large shrimp(approx 18-20) peeled, deveined and tails removed

  • Coat shrimp with 1 tablespoon olive oil, season with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the lemon pepper and mix together. Set aside in the fridge.
  • Heat butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat until melted. Stir in the flour, whisking constantly to make a roux.
  • Slowly stir in the milk and cook for 10 minutes. DO NOT LET IT COME TO A BOIL.
  • Next, add the pepper, garlic salt, the remaining lemon pepper and fresh basil. Let cook down for about 20 minutes or until it has reached your desired thickness and stir in the cheese. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium saute pan. Add the shrimp and cook for 5 minutes or until the shrimp has turn pink and opaque.
  • Toss the sauce with the noodles, top with the shrimp and finish off with some freshly grated parmesan.
This is enough to serve 4-6. And yes, it was just Matt & I last night...I do NOT know how to cook for just 2. SERIOUSLY...need to get on that train...


Well folks, I hope you have a fabuloso weekend! I'm off to DC tomorrow to see my brother, eat at some delish food and hopefully catch up with some friends!

Foodie post upon my return!!!

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Jennifer Kahn said...

This looks insanely good. I am drooling!! I love how you made that out of everything you had at home. Wow, this is a keeper. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with you Brother in DC. xo

Eccentric Kitchen (Steph) said...

Thanks Jen!!!!! I hope to get to Chicago before I get busy this Summer, if I do, we must get together!

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

That looks delicious! We never cook for two--that way we have leftovers for lunch the next day :)

Have fun in DC!

Holly said...

Haha love it! I'm just like you. When I go to the store for one thing, I usually walk out with a cart full of crap! My hubby HATES when I do that! lol This looks incredible Steph! Way to go!! : )

Martha (MM) said...

Yum! I have a lemony shrimp and pasta recipe going on my menu plan for next week. It's a bit different but these kid of meals are always so delicious!

claire said...

congrats! that is the best feeling in the world!

have fun in dc- my boyfriend is from there and we will be back in june!

Katie said...

Good job! That looks awesome!

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

That looks SO GOOD.

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