Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dinner... Baby Steps

Here's the thing... Matt doesn't really like pasta. The hard part is that I grew up in an Italian family, having pasta at least four times a week. So here I am, basically still a newlywed, and the only thing I know how to cook is pasta. Ok, so that's an exageration, but it's still tough. The good news is, however, that Matt is willing to TRY new things. So when I found this recipe in Real Simple Magazine, the best magatize out there, I thought Matt might like it-- I mean, it has bacon, the candy of meats!

What You'll Need:
1 1/4lb. shrimp
1/2 cup white wine
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
1white onion, chopped
whole wheat angel hair pasta
1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Throw some bacon in a skillet and cook until crispy-- flipping occasionally.

Once the bacon is done, drain and place on paper towels to cool. Clean out the skillet and heat the olive oil and dump in the onion, stirring occasionally.
When the onions are soft, pour in the wine and cook until reduced by half. Then pour in the cream and bring to a boil. Add the garlic, corn, and shrimp. While that's cooking, boil some water and cook the angel hair pasta. Once the shrimp is cooked all the way through (should be curled and pink), stir in the crumbled bacon.
Serve shrimp mixture over the pasta.
Matt liked it, but didn't loooooove it. Baby steps.

1 comment:

  1. You are killing me with all of this...but I love it nonetheless.