Tuesday, July 20, 2010

dinner time

 For a quick dinner  tonight I made a pasta primavera with shrimp.  I used the following, please remember these are approximate quantities
2 cups of sliced broccoli 
2 cups of sliced carrots
3 cups  of cooked pasta (rotini or penne cooked al dente)
1 medium onion sliced and chopped
3-4 cloves of finely chopped  garlic
1 red sweet pepper sliced
3-4 stalks of chopped chives
4 sprigs of thyme
1/2 stalk of chopped celery
2 cups of peeled medium shrimps or substitute diced chicken
 1 can of cream of celery soup
1 soup can of water
pinch of salt and black pepper
3/4 cup of aged grated Parmesan cheese

Sprinkle shrimp with freshly ground black pepper and salt and let sit in the refrigerator in a covered container.  In a large open pan (I used a paella pan), over a medium high setting,  heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil, add onions, celery, garlic, chives and thyme. Stir fry until onions are cooked(translucent) then  add broccoli, carrots and sweet pepper.  Continue stir frying until veggies are partially cooked (about 8-10 minutes ).

 Remove shrimp from refrigerator  and add to the vegetables. Stir fry until shrimps turn pink, reduce heat, then add can of celery soup and a can of water using the soup can. 

Stir until vegetables and shrimp are coated then add cooked  pasta, toss pasta until fully coated, if mixture seems dry add more water, about 1/2 cup.  Finally sprinkle  3/4 cup of  aged grated Parmesan cheese  and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately !
Bon apetit!


  1. Yummy! I can't wait to try this one but I might have to spice it up a little... nah, my fiance hates it when I ruin a good recipe by doctoring it. It looks great.

  2. That looks amazing!! I think I'd like to give this a shot, rather than have my stir-fry with rice as I always do.. Cool!

  3. Delicious! This is a good dish. All the nutrition needed is there. And, very presentable... looks like what they serve at restaurant. Excellent job!!

  4. This looks mouth watering!! Loved the pictures and drooled :)

    I have been reading your blog in my reader and have been enjoying the pictures immensely, although I haven't been commenting regularly.

    Thanks for this super interesting blog.

  5. Most delicious looking pasta! Mouth-watering photos too! Haven't tried with shrimp but would love to try out your recipe.

  6. Delicious looking pasta. Our youngest boy, who acquired taste of pasta, would finish it in no time....
    have a nice day


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