Friday, December 27, 2013

Bowties with Shrimp and Peas

My oldest was better during the day and the kids played with their new toys. However, he is feeling warm again now so back on the fever reducer and cancelled our plans for tomorrow. 

I took down the tree so the house is clean in prep for the new year and played with the kids and that was about it.  My oldest loves shrimp (I am not a huge fan), so made him a special dinner in hopes it would get his appetite up.  It was really easy to make and good.

1 lb bow tie pasta (farfalle)
4 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup sliced white mushroom
2 cups frozen peas (10 oz)
3/4 lb cooked shrimp
crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
grated parmesan cheese, for garnish & serving

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package directions.
Drain pasta; return to pot.
Meanwhile, heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion & mushrooms; cook, stirring, until light brown, about 10 minutes. Then add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
Add peas and half-and-half; season with salt, black pepper & red pepper flakes, if using.
Simmer until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add shrimp to sauce; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
Toss sauce with pasta & a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
Serve with grated Parmesan.

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