I really love to cook but when the day has been stressful and the weather is hot, the last thing I want to do is slave over a stove. I will admit, I take short cuts. Yes I buy fresh pasta rather than make my own. I also buy frozen herbs. I first found them at Whole Foods but thought they were way to expensive and then I found them at Costco for much lower price. The Costco pack included garlic (x2), basil (x2), parsley and cilantro.
Don't get me wrong I prefer to use fresh ingredients but these come in a pitch and can save me from the temptation of ordering delivery. Time and money my friends!
Here is something I made and it took only 15 minutes. This is faster than delivery and much healthier.
Garlic Shrimp Linguine
1 pack of fresh linguine
1/2 lb of raw shrimp (already cleaned)
3 cubes of frozen Doret Garlic (equals 3 cloves)
3 cubes of frozen Doret Basil (equals 3 tsps of fresh)
tsp of red crushed pepper (use to your taste)
1 cup of cherry tomatoes halved
salt & pepper for taste
Parmesan cheese for topping.
Follow the directions of the packet of fresh pasta for cooking. Remember it takes less time than dry pasta.
In a saute pan, add the olive oil, garlic, basil & crushed pepper. This will melt the garlic & basil & infuse the oil with the flavors. Next add the cherry tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes & finally add in the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp is pink & cooked through. As it is cooking if it looks dry add a little water.
Once the pasta is cooked add it to the pan with the shrimp mixture & combine the ingredients. Serve with a topping of Parmesan cheese.