It's Friday once again and that means potluck!!! Thanks Michael Lee for hosting another grand potluck that our eyes can feast on. I'm sure the others are just as excited!
So here's my contribution to this "always delicious" potluck.
I love watching Giada de Laurentiis on Food Network. Her pasta dishes are always so fresh and yummy looking. Well curiosity got the best of me and I actually tried a few of them. This is my rendition of one her "quick-sauced" pasta dishes.
I actually made this last Monday night for our weekly "Family Home Evening" (It's our together time with the kids, and it could be about anything. This night was just about eating together. My kids love pasta, so this dish was an instant hit!)
I used my "Snowfall Splendor Gold" from Target on a gold charger from LNT
Here's the recipe:
2 lbs. fresh frozen shrimp 31/40, deveined; shelled
2 lbs. linguine
2 cups chopped frozen spinach (thawed) or fresh
salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp butter or margarine
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp minced garlic
Cook pasta according to directions.
Toss warm pasta with 1 tbsp. of olive oil, parsley and parmesan cheese.
Marinate the shelled shrimp in olive oil, salt, black pepper and garlic for 10 minutes.
Heat up margarine and add in shrimp and marinade.
Saute until lightly pink then add in spinach.
Sprinkle lemon juice and continue to saute until all pink but not overcooked.
Scoop some shrimp and spinach and place on top of pasta.
Sprinkle extra parmesan cheese if desired.
Ok, that was great, wasn't it? But dessert was promised so here's a great way to follow a great pasta dish:
With some sponge cake cups, juicy raspberries, strawberries and cookies & cream ice cream. Oh yeah, don't forget the chocolate bar shavings! (My 9-year old's idea!) Let me tell you, it is better than powdered cocoa, 100 times! You pile them on top of the sponge cake and you're set for two great bites! (Ok, you can be dainty and take three bites... )
Here's what my hubby and I came up with for some photo-ops!
I used my Corelle "Shadow Iris" saucers to showcase these tiny dynamos.
Did you like everything? I'm glad you stopped by and enjoyed some with me. Now let's take a peek at what others' brought to the potluck! I can't wait!