This is a recipe invented by my boyfriend and I last year. We were in his apartment and starving. Red bell peppers had recently gone on sale, so we had about a dozen. Plus some pasta like most college kids, a jar of alfredo sauce, and half a bag of shrimp in the freezer. That's how this came about, and it was so good, it remains one of our favorites.
It's easy to customize too, you can use any kind of fresh veggies, and if you don't want meat then you don't need to add shrimp. Also you can flavor the shrimp with whatever you want. This recipe makes about 4-6 servings.
1/2 lb linguini
1/2 lb shrimp, thawed
2/3 jar Ragu alfredo sauce
1/2 red, yellow and orange bell pepper
1 tbsp butter
pinch Thai spices
Step 1: Boil the noodles in salted water with a tbsp oil to keep the noodles from sticking.
Step 2: Add the butter to a frying pan, begin cooking the shrimp. Add whatever spices you like, and stir occasionally.
Step 3: Once boiled, drain the noodles and return to the pot. Add the alfredo sauce and mix. Set aside.
Step 4: Once the shrimp are pink, with a slight brown crust on both sides, add the diced peppers. Mix and put the lid on, cook for ~5 minutes or until tender.
Step 5: Once cooked, add to the noodles and mix everything well. Enjoy!
Bonus dessert: Peach Soup
From: Cooking for 2, summer 2008, pg. 25.
1 1/2 cups fresh peaches
1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp almond extract
Blend all ingredients together until smooth, and refrigerate until serving. Add a dash of cinnamon on top. Makes 2 servings.
|Peach soup: cold, sweet and refreshing!|
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