Sunday, October 10, 2010

Shrimp Scampi

Treasure our oceans and their bounty
      Today I’m looking at the fridge and planning on the best way to pare down the contents before my month long road trip. I’ll see what I can use effectively this week and what I can prepare to freeze before we take off. It has been a very busy week packing and sorting so I want something easy to fix. I’m a big fan of shrimp, hot or cold so when I saw the shrimp in the freezer I immediately began craving scampi.
Swiss chard from our garden
             My Adaptation of Shrimp Scampi
8 Large Shrimp $5.00
3 cloves Garlic $.35 ( I use several cloves because I like a strong garlic flavor)
1/2 Lemon $.25
Pasta $.50
1/2 cup peas $.40
1/4 cup Parmesan $.50 
several leaves of Swiss chard from the garden

I cooked the pasta to al dente and set aside
sauteed the chard in olive oil  
added garlic  (don’t burn)
 then the shrimp
 lemon juice on top
 and the cooked pasta to finish it in the, pan
add peas.
Total under $7.00

TIP OF THE DAY: If you are planning to leave town don’t waste the contents of your fridge. Make a big pot of soup or stew and freeze it in dinner size portions. When you return home needing to unpack, do laundry, get the house in order and open mail you won’t need to cook. All you will need to do is defrost reheat and serve a delicious nourishing meal.

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