I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Simple Lemon Lime Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Easy but elegant. I like that.

3/4 - 1  1b medium shrimp, shelled (I used size 36/45)
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
zest of 1 lemon
1 lemon thinly sliced
1 lime thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dry oregano
1 tsp dry basil
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 - 1  lb spaghettini
olive oil 

Line a baking sheet with foil and preheat the oven to 350F.
Rinse and drain shrimp in a colander.

Cut squares of butter onto the sheet and melt in oven 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile start cooking your pasta. Arrange sliced lemons and limes on the melted butter.  Next top with shrimp and 1/2 the seasonings and all of the garlic.
Put them in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
Turn them over and sprinkle the rest of the seasonings and pop back in the oven for no more than about 3 minutes.
Remove the cooked lemon and lime slices. Drain pasta.  Toss the shrimp and pan juices with the pasta along with the lemon zest and a few tbsps of olive oil.
See, pretty snazzy eh?

Serves 4

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