The swankiest of all Walt Disney World resorts is the Grand Floridian. I've never forked over the $500+ a night to stay there but have dined or visited many times. It's Victoria in style so a bit frilly and frou frou with lots of floral prints. This is the hotel that offers afternoon tea, the gorgeous wedding chapel, and three high end restaurants.
Nestled there in the hotel is a hidden gem in dining, one I only discovered a few trips ago. The Grand Floridian Cafe is open all three meals of the day with a basic American fare menu at decent (relatively speaking!) prices. The restaurant itself is really bright and airy, the service has always been excellent, and we've loved the food there. For those that aren't interested in staying in the park from morning to night, the Grand Floridian Cafe is just a short monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom and a great break from the crowds.
This pasta is from their menu and is a quick, easy, and tasty pasta dish. You can whip it up in the time it takes to boil the pasta! I love a 15 minute meal, especially one loaded with shrimp & prosciutto!
Shrimp & Prosciutto Pasta
1 lb pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup chopped prosciutto
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped basil
1/4 cup diced fresh tomatoes
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garilc, shrimp, and prosciutto and saute for about 3 minutes, until shrimp are pink, firm, and slightly opaque.
Add the white wine and simmer for 1 minute.
Stir in the cream and cheese. Gently fold in the cooked pasta.
Garnish with basil and tomatoes.
Source: Delicious Disney
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