Monday, April 22, 2013

Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta



Sometimes you just need a big bowl of pasta, am I right? There is something so comforting about noodles in any form. After the events of last week, I think today is a great day for a big bowl of comfort and a new beginning. Comforting doesn't mean long and tedious - matter of fact, this big bowl of comfort can be on your table in 15 minutes.

Did she say 15 minutes?!

Oh yes. Yes, I did. 15, start to finish.

{I'm pretty sure I sat in the drive through at Mickey D's longer than that last week}

It's creamy. It's lemony. It's tasty. It's shrimp-y. Okay, that last one didn't work as well. It's good, okay? And way better than the Mickey D's drive through.

Join me for some pasta?

 
Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta

1 pound angel hair pasta
¾ cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup chicken stock
¼ cup lemon juice
Salt and black pepper
1 pound raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ cup chopped parsley
zest of lemon
½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the angel hair pasta to the boiling water. Cook per package instructions.

In a sauté pan, heat the cream, chicken stock, and lemon juice to a low simmer. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. Add the shrimp to the simmering sauce. Stir well and add a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked through.

Add the parsley to the sauce and let cook about 1 minute. Add the lemon zest and most of the parmesan and stir until melted. Drain the angel hair and add to the sauce. Toss well, then serve each portion with a sprinkling of the remaining parmesan.

Source: So Tasty, So Yummy

4 comments :

  1. that looks like something my family would love... they all love shrimp. Thanks for taking the time to link up to Tasteful Tuesdays @Nap-TimeCreations.com. I do feature round ups on Saturdays and Tuesdays now, so make sure you are following the blog in some way so you know if YOU are featured...GFC, facebook or bloglovin are my recommendations :o)

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    1. Very family friendly {and weeknight friendly!}. Love your blog!

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  2. How many does this cook for?

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    1. It would make 4 servings - I double it if you're big eaters or wanting leftovers :)

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