I whipped this up the other night for dinner in a bit of desperation. I really haven't grocery shopped since before Thanksgiving and even then I was only buying stuff for the holiday. So my stocks are down. Once the leftovers were gone I really had nothing left to make for dinner.
I scoured the freezer and pantry and found a pound of frozen shrimp, a bag of frozen peas and of course there's pasta in my pantry. I always keep whole grain pasta on hand. I find pasta the easiest thing to use when whipping up a fast dinner.
The boys ate my concoction without complaint. I was totally shocked. No faces. No questions. They sat down at the table and we enjoyed a healthy meal. The only comment I got from the husband was about it being a little "bland" which is funny as I held back on the garlic a bit because I didn't want to over do it for them. As for Little Man, I believe his exact quote was, "Mmm this is good." He's a pasta guy too. 🙂
Here's how I made. Keep in mind you may want to bump up the seasoning for your family. I found it perfect with a bit of extra salt and pepper and sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
- 8oz whole wheat thin spaghetti
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 1 lb defrosted shrimp, preferable with shells and tails removed
- 1 bag of frozen peas, mine was 16oz which was A LOT of peas but I liked it that way
- 1 can of chicken broth
- 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Kosher salt
- Fresh ground pepper
Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta and cook according to the package.
While preparing the pasta heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and shrimp. Sauté until the shrimp just turn pink.
Add the bag of frozen peas and mix in until defrosting.
In a small bowl whisk the broth and flour together. Add it to the skillet and bring it to a boil. Add the lemon thyme and lemon juice.
By this time the spaghetti should be done. Add the drained spaghetti and stir all together allowing the pasta to be coated in the slightly thickened sauce.
I got 5 servings about this size and the leftovers were delicious!
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