Monday, August 11, 2008

Thanks Giada...and some Weekend Pics

Did you see Giada this past weekend? I typically don't DVR her, but I find myself pausing live TV when I'm at home and I run through all the shows on the Food Network. Wait...you do know who Giada is, right? If you don't, then you sir/ma'am are no foodie - lol.

Anyway, her show was all about basic things you should keep in your pantry for quick and really great meals. She made this one dish that had shrimp, pasta, olive oil, garlic, and lemon. I had everything except for the lemon. BUT, I did have plenty of limes. Why plenty of limes? Well, because I shop at a joint that's primarily Latino - they have the absolute best deals on produce EVER! They even had zucchini blossoms and honey crisp apples...hello, is that deal or what? Anyway, they typically have limes that are ten cents each. Can't beat that!

Well, I came home from the gym and whipped this together. It's so simple there isn't even a recipe. While the pasta is cooking, saute shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes. This makes a great flavor foundation. Throw in the shrimp and season well with salt and pepper. By the time the pasta is just about done I threw in some broccoli to blanch. I tossed it all together in the seasoned oil and finished it with a drizzle of two limes and grated lime zest. That's it...that's all there is to it!

I dare you give it a try. This is perfect for Everyday Cookin!

-DTW


PS, check my other blog for other pics of this past weekend. I cooked a down home Sunday meal and had a few friend over to enjoy it!

19 comments:

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

BOY that looks betta than Penny's.....I'll be over for left overs in 10 minutes....would be sooner but I'm riding my bike..lol

The Dreamy One said...

food looks dilicious....

im gonna have to come over there to eat!!!

cause Ash then put me in time out,lol

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

You sure know how to whip up a feast in no time....I love pasta and I love shrimp, so this is a winner to me!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That sounds great! I love shrimp and citrus together with a little heat! You can't beat it! :)

Foodycat said...

I bet the lime made that so fragrant and delicious! Nice work! (I don't know who Giada is though...)

carmencooks said...

delicious! i love a lot of giada's recipes!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Love this. I am so into simple and easy right now!!!

Gloria (Canela) said...

LLook absolutely delicious really!!! Gloria

Nikki Miller-Ka said...

Dude! Sunny Anderson said she'd come over to your spot to eat if she's in Chicago. I'm jealous. Muy celosa. The only people that want to come to my place to eat are...you know what? I don't know who wants to come over and eat. LOL.

I'm all about the simple throw it together meals these days. I'm too busy to stand in front of the stove like I have been doing.

Complaint Department Manager said...

Giada tends to get on my nerves. She's got a bit of an attitude. I guess that's what you get when your family is already rollin' in the cabbage. Ever notice that her head is as big as her whole body?

Kevin said...

That does sound nice and simple and good! I would think that the lime would work just as well as the lemons.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

That pasta looks great! I love quick and easy dishes like that. I don't love everything from Giada's kitchen, but she does have some great recipes.

Bridgett said...

I've made this pasta several times and it is perfect to just throw together. Even then it is a fantastic dish.

Dragon said...

You know what? I am going to give this a try. I don't have brocolli but I do have asparagus. Bet that well work just as well. :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

2 blogs??
You are making this hard on us!
Looks good :-)

OhioMom said...

Giada is my fav on the FN, these types of pasta dishes are really the simplest and tastiest of meals :)

Jeanne said...

Oh wow! Look at those fat, juicy shrimps! I love broccoli with pasta anyway and this sounds like a combo I just have to try...

Katie's blog said...

That pasta dish is one of my staples in the kitchen. I love her food, because it is so fresh and simple.

Marianna said...

aaahh SHRIMPS! The one thing I am addicted to besides chocolate, believe it or not! Love how you state "It's so simple there isn't even a recipe"! Really enjoy your writing & cooking!