Saturday, October 25, 2008

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I've Got Seafood in My Tummy

I thought I'd splurge and make a surprise special dinner for me and the hubby tonight. We've got no exciting adoption news to report, but sometimes a special meal for two can lift your spirits. We spent a little time today lamenting over Anchise's pictures and talking about how much we want her home.

I made one of our favorite dishes - cajun seafood pasta. It is so scrumptious and we love to sop up the sauce with a nice loaf of crusty bread. Yummy!

Cajun Seafood Pasta
2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup chopped green onions
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 pkg. baby portabella mushrooms (quartered)
5 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 lb. shrimp, peeled & deveined
1 lb. sea scallops (cut if larger)
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb. dry fettuccine pasta
  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
  2. Pour dream into large skillet and cook over medium heat. Stir constantly until just about boiling. Reduce head and add herbs, salt, peppers, onions, and parsley. Simmer 7 to 8 minutes, or until thickened.
  3. Stir in seafood, mushrooms, and tomatoes, cooking until shrimp is no longer transparent.
  4. Stir in cheeses, blending well.
  5. Drain pasta. Serve sauce over noodles.


Abbie said...

Oooo - Yummie! Can I eat at your house tonight?

Love ya!

Greg's Wife said...

This sounds GREAT, Stephanie! I LOOOOOVE scallops! So glad to know someone else cares about truly good food. I can't wait to try this!

Kristina said...

When we come visit this summer will you make this for me?


Salzwedel Family said...

Come on over ladies! I'll make this for any one of you that shows up at my house.

Anonymous said...

That looks DELICIOUS.

Dawn S. said...

What time should I be there?

Amanda said...

It does look DELISH!!!

Eric and Michelle said...

Looks like a magazine picture!

poseygirl said...

I will DEFINITELY be trying that recipe! YUM!!!

Anonymous said...

That loos SCRUMPTIOUS! Yummy! Unfortunately hubby is allergic to shellfish... but that's all the more for me and my little man! I am definitely going to try this recipe!

Tracy said...

YUM!!!! I love seafood!! I will try this recipe for sure!