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My new shrimp/pasta recipe: Shrimp en Coulers

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Remander, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Remander

    Remander

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    [Below is a recipe -- SHRIMP EN COULERS -- I created tonight. It's pretty decent. I confess that my wife came up with the idea for the green pasta touch. It looked fancy and tasted great on the first try. Feel free to adjust per your taste. A little fresh basil or cracked red pepper might be good, now that I think of it.]

    SHRIMP EN COULERS

    A flavorful, colorful shrimp and pasta dish that is easy to prepare and presents well. Can be mild or spicy, as you like it.

    INGREDIENTS

    1 lb. Medium Shrimp (peeled)
    5 strips bacon (diced)
    2 Tablespoons butter (not margarine; please!)
    4-6 green onions (chopped)
    1/4 cup or so of Italian parsley (chopped)[regular parsley will do]

    2 Tbsp. Olive oil (or other good vegetable oil)
    1/2 onion, sliced thin (fajita style)
    bell pepper (green and RED [color!]) (sliced thin)

    salt & cracked black pepper
    paprika
    Worcestershire sauce
    Hot sauce (Tabasco or your favorite)
    Juice of 1/2 lemon (more or less to taste)

    Spincah Pasta: I like “al dente’” brand spinach fettucine. Any good pasta will do, but the GREEN pasta really helps make the “en coulers” part of this dish, and the spinach fettucine is easier to fork than spaghetti.

    COOKING:

    Saute’ onion and bell pepper in a skillet in oil until slightly done (or as you like it). Set aside on plate. Wipe skillet clean.

    Saute bacon in skillet until 1/2 to 3/4 cooked
    (Pour off excess fat if a lot accumulates; but it's good stuff)

    Lower heat; add butter to bacon. Melt butter

    Turn heat to medium and add raw shrimp, salt, pepper, paprika.
    Cook and stir until shrimp is almost done (turning pink)

    Add lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce to taste.
    Stir to mix well and cook shrimp evenly (it doesn’t take but a couple of minutes; grab a shrimp and bite it if unsure)

    When almost done, add green onions and give a few more stirs or tosses. Remove from heat

    PLATING:

    Put green pasta on plate or wide bowl. Add some onion/bell-pepper, shrimp mixture, and top with parsley. If you like, add hot sauce to taste.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. okie

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    That sounds good my friend. Will have to try that:cool: