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!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Blackened Shrimp and Pasta

Make up this flavourful blackening spice and keep it in a jar. Great on fish, chicken and even these shrimp!
Serves 3

Blackening Spice:

1 tsp basil
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp (Montreal) steak spice
1-2 tsp cayenne
1 tsp paprika

Mix the spices together and set aside.

3/4 lb shrimp
olive oil
10 oz spaghetti
1  1/2 cups diced canned tomatoes
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2-3 tsp blackening spice
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 medium green pepper, sliced
1 cup chicken broth
fresh parsley

Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan.
Toss in the onion and green pepper. Cook on medium high until tender crisp. Add the minced garlic and cook 2 minutes. 

Meanwhile toss the shrimp with 2-3 tsps blackening spice. If you have read any of my recipes in the past you'll know I keep wax cereal bags for this purpose.  

Sauté shrimp in a separate fry pan 2-3 minutes per side.

Cook the spaghetti as directed on package and drain.

I love cooking with wine ; )

Back to the onions, etc....add the tomatoes, worcestershire sauce and chicken broth. Heat through and simmer 5-6 minutes. Toss with the drained spaghetti, plate it and serve topped with these lovely blackened shrimp and garnish with fresh parsley.

This one's a keeper.

Adapted from http://www.africanbites.com/

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