Wednesday, June 12, 2013

cilantro lime shrimp pasta

some of my best meals have been my own creations and this one was a success. i wanted to use up about a pound and a half of frozen cooked shrimp before we reached the freezer burnt throw away stage.i searched the fridge cupboards and started throwing things together. here is what i came up with and what i already had. the olive oil, garlic, lemons, pasta and cilantro so all i had to pick up was green onions and a pablano pepper.I am a texture girl so i needed the crunch...peppers and onions : )

so here it is in all of its healthy glory...

1 1/2 pounds of cooked, peeled, deveined jumbo shrimp
1 pound of pasta i used rotini
2 cloves of pressed garlic
1/4 cup olive oil (add more or less based on preference)
1 lemon juiced
1 bunch of green onions chopped
1 pablano pepper

1. boil pasta as directed on package. rinse with cold water to cool the pasta. 

2. measure olive oil and poor the lemon juice into the olive oil along with the pressed garlic let the flavors sit while cutting all of the shrimp and veggies so that the flavors mix together.

3. pour all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix.. then add the olive oil mixture and mix again. add salt and its ready to serve. just like anything more of the flavors come out as it sits. this was great for lunches the next couple of days too. 

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