Friday, April 15, 2011

April 13, 2011

It's back to my cooking again or should I say, I'm back in the saddle again. You really didn't think I would be out more than a week: Did you? A Chocolate Flourless Cake! 4 Dozen Pink Ladies(That's what I called them. Actually they are Raspberry Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. They took on a pink hue because of the raspberry preserves and raspberry flavored syrup). Garlic Lovers Shrimp over Angel Hair Pasta. It was a complete day of cooking for somebody who had pacemaker surgery only 6 days prior to. All 3 dishes came out great! The Chocolate Flourless Cake was heaven on a fork. It's literally a dessert that tastes like chocolate air. So full of flavor and so light and airy. The Pink Ladies were developed from another cookie recipe that was modified to make due with the ingredients on hand. They came out pretty darn good! They had no butter or oil! I did use a heart healthy spread substitute. It wasn't the taste I was looking for, but it was an experiment that lead to a conclusion: BUTTER IS BETTER! End of Story! The Garlic Lovers Shrimp over Angel Hair Pasta was a masterpiece! It wasn't complicated. It was powerful! It wasn't dry. It was a pool of garlic liquid over threads of Angel Hair with bits of red pepper and white wine and lots of shrimp. Here's the recipe:

Garlic Lovers Shrimp over Angel Hair Pasta

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons of bottled minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 pounds of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3/4 cup white wine
3 tablespoons of fresh parsley
1 teaspoon of fresh thyme
Angel Hair Pasta

In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. After the oil gets hot, add the red pepper flakes, garlic and bay leaf. Stir for 30 seconds. Turn down the heat to medium. Add your shrimp and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp and put into a reserved bowl. Now, add your white wine and deglaze the pan. Cook for about 1 minute. Add the parsley and thyme and give it a stir. Add the shrimp back to the pan and coat with the white wine ensemble. Give a taste and see what you think. This will serve 4 people or 2 really hungry people. Serve over Angel Hair Pasta. Enjoy!

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