Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Eight of my favorite 'Go to Dinners'

Happy Tuesday Y'all.
Today I am sharing some of my favorite dinners.
The newest one {posted below} is one that we have been eating about once a week and it is a super supper! I usually have everything on hand, so it is quick and easy.
You MUST use fresh squeezed lemons. It makes this recipe.

What y'all will need:

2 pounds of shrimp peeled and de veined

Olive oil

salt and pepper

1 pound of angel hair pasta {or whatever you have on hand}

1/2 stick of unsalted butter, melted

zest and juice of 2 lemons

What y'all need to do:

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Put shrimp on a sheet pan with 1 tbs olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss it all around and lay them in one layer. Roast for 6-8 minutes.

Easy enough....next:

Add pasta to salted boiling water. Cook until al dente about 3 minutes. Drain liquid reserving some of the liquid. Toss the angel hair with the melted butter, 1/4 cup of olive oil, lemon zest and lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste and add the reserved liquid if necessary, then add the shrimp.

Super easy and so stinkin' yummy.

This quickly became a household favorite;)


Mmmmm....as you can see we ate it with asparagus.
I roasted it too, pretty much the same way but for 12 minutes. Then I squeezed lemon juice onto it after it was cooked. We have been trying to eat healthier, and this with whole wheat pasta is pretty healthy.

Here is my list of other 'Go to Dinners'

All the recipes I have already shared in previous posts.
I love to cook, and share. heehee!

French Onion Soup

Salmon Cakes

Chicken Spaghetti

Slow-Cooker Ribs

Spicy Pork Au Ju

Lazy Lady Lasagna

Santa Fe Stew

You too can share your favorites...Go see Jessica.


LeAnna said...

Oh, how I wish my hubby ate seafood, I'd be all over this! Mmm, gonna go check out your other meals now! Thanks for sharing!

Kelli W said...

Yum! My hubby and kiddos would love that...I'm not a huge fan of shrimp, but the pasta part sounds really good:)

jules said...

That sounds awesome. I love all of those ingredients....and so easy.

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

These look great, thanks for sharing! I am always looking for new recipes!!

Heather said...

These sound and look so delish!! Thanks for sharing these, I loved the shrimp and spaghetti recipe, so easy, few ingredients and cheap!

Love from Texas said...

ok, we will DEFINITELY be trying that shrimp pasta. YUM! and i was also excited to see your recipe for chicken spaghetti. i've been looking for a good one :)

Emily said...

Yum. I'm always looking for easy yummy dinners...I'm definitely trying this one. Thanks for sharing.

lsnellings said...

We are trying to eat healthier too! I will have to try this one!

shortmama said...

Yum the pasta looks delish!

Laura Ann said...

For sure I am going to have to try this, I LOVE shrimp, and being that I am near the beach I have great access to fresh shrimp in season around here. Thanks for stopping by 2 little Boys and becoming one of our blog friends, I look forward to getting to know you through reading your blog on my Google Reader. God's blessings to you and yours.

You may want to come back by and enter my giveaway, I am doing a giveaway for a Southern Living at HOME tray and trio of votives it will end on 1.31.

Daily laying it at the Master's feet!
Laura Ann

Kelli said...

I love that you love to cook and REALLY love that you love to share, because I love to read them. I can see why you've had the posted meal each week!

Unknown said...

Mmm.. three of my favorite ingredients - pasta, shrimp and asparagus! I am definitely going to try this one and check out your other recipes. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Ivy said...

Yummm!! Thanks for sharing!!