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!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Light Seafood and Pasta Stirfry

Yesterday was the 17th anniversary of our daughter's adoption.
We always acknowledge it as a special day and make a meal with her favourite foods,
spaghetti and seafood.
Happy Adoption Day!

12 oz spaghetti
1/4 cup reserved pasta water
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tbsp butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 oz raw mussel meat
1-2 tbsps red pepper, thinly chopped
4 oz defrosted frozen green and yellow beans
2 tbsps lemon juice
6 oz cooked shrimp
a few spinach leaves, chopped (10 or so)
1/4 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
handful of arugula
fresh basil leaves
shaved cheese (I had cheddar, but parmesan would be better)
grated parmesan cheese

Cook spaghetti, reserve 1/4 cup pasta water, then drain and toss with a little olive oil. Set aside.
Using a very large skillet or wok-style frying pan heat olive oil and butter and lightly brown the minced garlic. Add mussel meat, red pepper and beans.  Cook 2-3 minutes and remove from heat. Stir in the lemon juice, shrimp, spinach, thyme, salt and pepper.
Return to heat and mix in the spaghetti, easily done using 2 large spoons.
Plate and garnish with arugula, basil and shaved cheese.
Serve with lots of grated parmesan cheese.
Serves 4

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