Monday, January 31, 2011

Shrimp and Spaghetti

This is an excellent quick dish.

Thinly slice some mushrooms.

Dice 5 cloves of garlic.

Boil some thin spaghetti. I used 2 pounds but you can easily cut this in half. Drain the spaghetti and set it aside.

Melt some butter in a heavy pot. I used 1 stick.

Saute the mushrooms in the butter over high heat.

Add 1 T. of dried thyme, 1 T. of cracked black pepper and 2 tsp. of salt.

Add the garlic.

Push the mushroom mixture to the side of the pot and add the raw shrimp.

Cook the shrimp over high heat turning them to cook evenly.

The shrimp will turn pink when they are cooked.

Add 3 T. of sherry.

Add 3 cups of chicken broth.

Add the cooked spaghetti.

Stir it all around to coat all of the spaghetti and distribute the sauce and shrimp. Add a cup of grated Romano cheese.

Sprinkle in some chopped fresh parsley.

Serve it with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

This was the first meal I made for my husband when I first met him.30 years ago.