Jumbo Shrimp

May 9, 2012

More rain. More overcast. I sure hope our garden is soaking up this weather because I am not!! Hoping for a litttttle sun tomorrow….Pretty please!?

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Dinner tonight was “cook shrimp with pantry flavors and serve over pasta.” Typical stock meal.

The manifest:

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In one low-heat pot went:

  • Chopped kalamata olives (from the pantry)
  • Chopped sundried tomatoes (also pantry)
  • 1 zucchini
  • A cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil

In a hot pan went:

  • Olive oil
  • Frozen/thawed USA wild caught shrimp
  • Salt

And then there was angel hair…so wonderful to stuff into mouth!

We tossed them all together and topped with some asiago cheese and red pepper flakes.

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And dinner was served!

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I had a little project going on on our dining table, so we watched some 30 Rock instead! I’m very excited about what’s going on here!

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I never got hungry for a snack this afternoon, but I can tell that this dinner, while delicious and balanced, just wasn’t enough, so I’m going to forage for something else – popsicle, watermelon, cereal. TBD!

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1 Sana May 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Dinner looks awesome, let’s be honest-the cheeseeee was the best part?

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2 KathEats May 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I’d say the noodles were!

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3 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

That looks ridiculously delicious! Angel hair pasta is my favorite!!!

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4 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Oh my, oh my, oh my! Love everything that went in that dish! The thinner the pasta the better in my books! Amazing what one can conjure up for a pantry style dish!

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5 Angela @ Sleep and Repeat May 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm

omg that pasta looks good! I love jumbo shrimp, but they’re always so pricey at my grocery store :(

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6 Angela @ Health, Happiness and Harmony May 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Shrimp and angel hair are such a great combination! Looks great!

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7 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! May 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I could go for some pasta this week! More specifically my grandmas homemade sauce…mmmm!

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8 maria @ mim May 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Serious question and not a jab at you–are the noodles whole wheat? If so, why not?

I just thought they looked like regular angel hair and was surprised.

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9 KathEats May 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm

They’re not because when I bought them there was not a whole wheat option. If I find WW angel hair, I’ll buy it!

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10 Lynn @ the actor's diet May 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Spoiler alert – H2o melon. Instagram.

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11 KathEats May 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Hahahha

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12 Danielle May 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm

You once did a post on the dinner staples you tend to gravitate towards… But I can’t find it! Any help?:) thanks!

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13 KathEats May 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Found it by searching for “dinner staples!” I’m going to add this to my Groceries post – didn’t know I wrote about it!

http://www.katheats.com/staples-and-i-dont-mean-office-supplies

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14 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I am cooking now jumbo shrimp with broccoli, yum!!!

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15 Moira May 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

This pasta looks delicious! I’m all about the salt factor…I could eat kalamatas by the jarful

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16 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Love one pot meals and that one turned out beautifully!

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17 Hannah May 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Your foraging meals always look (and I’m sure taste) incredible! MMm!

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18 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) May 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm

This dinner is making me hungry (and I barely just finished dinner myself!). Whenever I see angel hair, I crave a massive bowl of it! Definitely my weakness ;)

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19 Sara May 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I think the project is the ceiling fan in the baby’s room!!!

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20 KathEats May 10, 2012 at 6:18 am

Ding ding ding!

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21 Sara May 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I was right!!!!

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22 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Looks great Kath! I love inventing things for dinner.

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23 Cait's Plate May 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Excited to see what the project is! :)

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24 Molly @ RDexposed May 9, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I was thinking that it was beer related. Then I remembered you have a fetus inside of you. Melon water sounds good as well. I’m sure monks haven’t tried that before.

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25 Annette @FitnessPerks May 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Ooooh me likey! I cook like that too–throw stuff in pots and it USUALLY works out ;)

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26 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! May 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm

That looks sooo good! Totally craving pasta now!

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27 Laura @ She Eats Well May 9, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I am big into sundried tomatoes right now. I think they add so much to any dish. I love them in pasta, like yours, but also, in my fried egg sandwiches. So good!

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28 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 9, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Your pasta bowl looks so yummy, I love shrimp with angel hair!

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29 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm

YUM! that dinner looks delicious! Sometimes your dinners look so easy, so delicious and like something I could make but for whatever reason, they never come to mind when I’m looking for something simple and quick to make. Sheesh…I should work on that! ;)

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30 j3nn May 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

Perfect pantry pasta dish! Love your selection of toppings, I choose the same ones often. And of course the sheet of cheese completes it. :)

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31 Julie May 10, 2012 at 6:25 am

How do you thaw your shrimp? If cooking last minute… I’m always stuck for time so just curious.

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32 KathEats May 10, 2012 at 7:53 am

I put them in a colander under running temperate water for 3-4 minutes

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33 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 10, 2012 at 6:37 am

This pasta dish looks delicious! I love shrimp with pasta :)

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34 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 10, 2012 at 6:52 am

Sans shrimp, dinner would be perfect for me! What’s hiding there?!

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35 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 10, 2012 at 7:09 am

I’m amazed at how you can whip up such a gourmet looking meal with just a few basic ingredients!

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36 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings May 10, 2012 at 8:36 am

The best looking (and sounding) pasta ever! (OK, could be that I’m just REALLY hungry ;) ) And the word “forage” is simply awesome. But then I’m wordy like that…

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37 Jennifer (The Gourmetour) May 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I seriously LOVE angel hair pasta! This dish looks amazing, but anything with olives, sun dried tomatoes, and angel hair is a winner in my book ;)

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38 Alison (Fueling for Fitness) May 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

That looks extra tempting today. Generally all of your dinners do, but I may have to recreate this soon!

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39 Angel7 May 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

It was supposed to be in the 70′s today, but it was chilly and rainy :( I hope the warm sun is in tomorrow’s forecast!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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