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Lemon Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

This is a staple dish everyone should make. Very Easy and tasty. Doesn't require skill or many ingredients. 

Taste: 5/5 (1 AWFUL 5 AMAZING)

Skill: 1/5 (1 EASY - 5 HARD) 

Time: 40 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼lbs of peeled / deveined shrimp
  • 12oz angel hair pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cloves worth of minced garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup finely shredded parmesan

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta in salted water (aprrox. 5 mins). Reserve ½ cup of pasta water before draining. 
  2. In a large Pan, heat up olive oil and butter over medium-high heat. 
  3. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. (i recommend removing the tails before cooking)
  4. Saute for 2 minutes, add minced garlic and continue to sauté for an additional 2 minutes until the shrimp is fully cooked. 
  5. Toss the drained pasta into the mixture of shrimp and the ½ of the reserved pasta water, add the lemon zest and juice.
  6. Add more pasta water little by little. and toss in the parsley and basil. 
  7. Serve in shallow bowls and garnish with parmesan cheese, and a pinch more of parsley and basil. 

And thats it! enjoy this restaurant quality dish and impress your family effortlessly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Avocado Pasta

This is such a yummy fresh clean tasting meal thats both healthy AND super easy!

Taste: 5/5 (1 AWFUL 5 AMAZING)

Skill: 1/5 (1 EASY - 5 HARD) 

Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Basil Leaves
  • Ground Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • Sea Salt
  • Bow-tie Pasta
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese

 

Boil Pasta of your choice. (I chose bowtie)

Separately in a food processor add:

2 ripe avocados,

1 table spoon of Lemon Juice

2 large cloves of Garlic

3/4 cup of fresh basil 

2 teaspoons of sea salt

1 teaspoon of black ground  pepper

1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Now Blend until creamy & smooth.

Once pasta is cooked to taste & COOLED, strain and in a large bowl & mix the blended avocado mixture and the pasta.

add white or yellow corn and halved cherry tomatoes

optional: a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella cheese.

* LEFTOVERS:  To help avoid the avocado pasta from browning, sprinkle / mix real lemon juice into the leftovers and store in a air tight container.  Consume by 3 day mark.