|Buttery Pasta & Shrimp Dish|
Our Favorite Seafood Meal
Having lived in coastal communities a number of times over the years, from the California Central Coast to the Gulf Coast of Florida to (today) Coastal Georgia, seafood dishes are popular favorites in our household.
While living on the California Central Coast in 1980, I came across a shrimp recipe put out in a little cookbook leaflet by Land O Lakes, using real butter (yum) in the recipes. This shrimp/pasta buttery combination has become a standard for company dinners and has also become a family favorite for Christmas Eve dinner every year.
|Ingredients, prepped and ready|
- 3 cups cooked spaghetti, (7 oz. Uncooked)
- 1/4 cup Sweet Cream Butter
- 1 cup chopped green pepper, (1 medium)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 (12 oz.) packages frozen cocktail shrimp (or fresh shrimp as noted below)
- 1-1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 tsp. Oregano leaves
- 1/4 tsp. Pepper
- 2 cups cubed fresh tomatoes
- Grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese
The recipe calls for frozen cocktail size shrimp, which is fine, but living near the coast where fresh seafood is available I naturally substitute fresh shrimp for the cocktail shrimp.
I take about one pound of medium shrimp, peeled & deveined, cut them in half most times, and sauté them separately in a bit of butter & garlic before adding them to the pot of vegetables simmering in the butter & seasonings. I've also added fresh sliced mushrooms to the original vegetables of chopped onions and green pepper in the recipe. As you can see, your own preferences are easy to substitute in this dish.
|Angel Hair Pasta - Cooked|
- Cook spaghetti; set aside. I used angel hair pasta in this recipe, but you can use any pasta that you desire.
|Sauteing the vegetables in real butter|
- In a 3 qt. Saucepan melt butter over medium heat (5-7 minutes).
- Add remaining ingredients, except tomatoes and spaghetti. Stir to blend.
- Cook over medium heat (5-7 minutes).
- Add cooked spaghetti; stir to blend.
- Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally until spaghetti is heated through (3-5 minutes).
- Remove from heat; add chopped tomatoes. Cover; let stand 1 minute or until tomatoes are heated through.
- To serve, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
|Pasta dish with garlic toast & coleslaw|
Serve this buttery pasta and shrimp dish with slices of garlic bread or Texas Toast, and either a salad or coleslaw, and you have a very delicious and satisfying meal anytime you crave shrimp & pasta.
Land O' Lakes Chicken and Seafood Cookbook
|Land O Lakes Chicken & Seafood Cookbook|
The buttery pasta with shrimp recipe featured in this review can also be found in this cookbook of recipes for chicken and seafood made using real butter. I've used my copy for years!
This 44-page booklet from 1980 has recipes for both chicken and a variety of seafood, all using delicious butter.
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(c) Wednesday Elf. Article originally written in October 2013. Updated December 2016.
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