Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shrimp and Pasta

Poor Pootie Pie only had 1/4 of a carb left on his allotment for the day, so he got this pitiful little amount of pasta. But he still enjoyed it. This is one from the P90X book. I'll give her points for this one. It's simple as all get-out. We have a version that we actually "Greek-up" with oregano with rice and feta and mint instead of pasta. But this one is a couple of cloves of minced garlic sauteed in a couple Tbs. of olive oil, a tomato chopped (I used canned whole tomatoes, because it's just not tomato season here yet) and shrimp. I added a little pinch of red pepper flakes to give it some punch. I served it over whole wheat fettucine.

I commented to P. that there is something very comforting about the smell of a tomato-based sauce simmering. And I don't have an ounce of Italian blood in me, as far as I know. It just smells like someone cares and is going to feed you something filling and delicious. And it was!

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