Saturday, May 29, 2010

Angel Hair Shrimp

1/2 lb. Angel Hair Pasta
1 lb. shrimp, shelled, cleaned & cooked
1 stick butter, cut into chunks
1 Tbl. Minced garlic
1 tsp. fresh basil, chopped
1 1/2 Tbl. flour
1 cup half & half
1 tsp. lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package. In a large frying pan melt butter. Add garlic. On medium high heat saute until lightly browned. Add flour. Stirring constantly, cook for about 1 minute. Stir in half & half and basil. Heat until sauce starts to thicken. Add shrimp, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Cook on medium heat until bubbly hot. Serve over pasta. Serves 4-6

Changes - I originally found two recipes for shrimp with sauce. One was served over Angel Hair, the other was served on it's own. I didn't like some of the ingredients in the Angel Hair recipe and I didn't like some of the recipes in the other recipe. So I decided to Think With My Taste Buds and pulled the ingredients I liked in each and combined them coming up with the above recipe. I did use store bought, pre-cooked and cleaned shrimp which cut the time for making this dish down to just a few minutes. I used fresh basil from my window garden but you can use dried but cut the amount in half. The half & half made the sauce so rich and creamy. I think the only change I would make to this would be to pour everything into a baking dish, top with a few panko bread crumbs and bake until hot. You could add a little cheese but this is really good as it is.

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