Monday, August 23, 2010

Simply Toss Shrimps And Fresh Button Mushroom Spaghetti



Why I named it  ' Simply Toss Shrimps  & Fresh Button Mushroom Spaghetti '  ? Simply because I tossed the spaghetti with the cooked shrimps and fresh mushrooms...so simple and yet it is so tasty. I try to cook simple so that I have more time for the idiot box -  ' Born Rich '  a HK drama series I am presently  obessessed watching .....ssshhh  just between you and me....from now on Daddy will have to survive on one dish meal :p  but the one dish meal must look appetizing or else " the wild boar "  Daddy will act up on me (  just kidding ). Thus , my brain has to work overtime if I have to make a one dish meal for us.

Pasta is not a problem in place of rice if I cooked it this way...with lots of herbs and shrimps .  Garlic and mixed herbs are the most important ingredients in this pasta dish.  When I served this to Daddy , I have to make it looks like a pasta dish served in an Italian restaurant or he will think I simply cook and can't wait to go back to my idiot box * wink, which I am actually ! :)  Either I pampered them too much or I simply love cooking and making my food looks great when serving them to the Piggies clan . Whatever the reason , I think food should be presented well so that even if the food doesn't taste good I am forgiven...LOL!  or psychologically, the make up will cover the bland taste then * wink


I always try to make it as simple as possible when cooking pasta. With garlic and mixed herbs as the most important ingredients in the cooking...no matter how you cook them, it will definitely comes out great. The rest of ingredients can be versatile...tomatoes, mushrooms, any seafood or even roast chicken will make your pasta taste good...really good, I mean it unless you are allergic to pasta :p  If Daddy were to forgo rice...I think I will be the happiest woman on earth :p  * take the hint Daddy * if you are reading this post :p 

Fresh mushrooms of any kind , would be great for this pasta dish . Saute them in olive oil with lots of chopped garlic and mixed herbs. Add in the shrimps and some crushed toasted black pepper and sea salt to taste . If  you want it a bit wet add in 1/2 cup white wine ( optional ) and tossed in the cooked spaghetti and mix well. Serve hot.....simply tossed them together and your pasta will turn out delicious for sure :)


 mmmmm...lip smacking good......


this is good ...if you are in a rush...like me
rushing to my idiot box....* wink


I prefer to just toss in my pasta rather than fry
them together with the ingredients


Daddy did not complain...so I was happy for the moment
and keeping my fingers crossed that he will
give up eating rice and turn to sandwiches and pasta
wishful thinking on my part  :p

Simply Toss Shrimps & Fresh Button Mushroom Spaghetti


Ingredients :

Spaghetti for two - cook in salt water till al dente

8 pieces of medium sized shrimps - cleaned and deveined, leave the tail and head on
10 pieces of white button mushrooms - cut into slices
6 pips of garlic - chopped
1 tsp black pepper - toasted and crushed
2 tsp of mixed herbs
sea salt to taste

3 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 cup of white wine * optional

Preparation :

Cook spaghetti in salt water till al dente. Drain and add a tbsp of  olive oil so that the pasta doesn' stick together .

Saute garlic and mushrooms with olive oil in a non stick deep pan till fragrant, add in the shrimps and pepper and mixed herbs and stir  fry till the shrimps is cooked . Add in white wine is using. Off the heat, add in the cooked spaghetti and toss till well mixed. Dish up and served hot.


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15 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I love simple yet tasty dishes like this one :-)

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  2. I seldom miss out fresh button mushroom whenever I cook pasta. :) Just love it!

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  3. I had some mushroom pasta yesterday, but without prawns :-(( Yours looks so much more delicious.

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  4. Hi Elin, I love one dish meal too. What is your next one dish meal? Count me in! 'DD

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  5. Looks so delicious! I have not paired mushrooms with prawns, will love to give this a try :)

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  6. looks great - delicious and simple!

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  7. A gorgeous combination. Herb tossed pasta is so fresh and light.

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  8. Elin, I love one dish meal and this spaghetti looks so delicious

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  9. Another spaghetti dish!! Your dish looks simple yet luxurious, I wouldn't refuse a plate at all ;)!

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  10. The spaghetti looks far better than those served in the restaurants! How to complain??

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  11. Mmmm....simple and delicious. I need lots more prawns :D

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  12. My kids love especially the mushroom in pasta. Yours look simply lucious. Hope you're enjoying your evening.
    Cheers, kristy

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  13. It looks great! I love the simple and plain pasta. works for me all the time! Lovely!

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  14. Kathy.....:)

    bistrogerard...:)it taste as good as it looks...simply delicious :)

    Little Inbox...Me too, I love fresh mushrooms too in my pasta :)

    Angie...we both love the same food :)

    Anncoo...haha sure :)

    HHB...oh you must try pairing them together...they are perfect match for each other :)

    inanoyster...yup it is..if you like it plain :)

    Belinda...I agree with you...pasta tossed with herbs is delicious :)

    Jess...it is and hope you will try this out :)

    Cooking Gallery...it looks simple but the taste is fantastic :)

    Cheah...nola but it taste good enough here :)

    Mary...I love to have more shrimps but have to cut down on them :p

    Kristy....mushrooms have lots of goodness in them so it is good to have them in your pasta and good for your kids too :)

    My simple food....works for me too!

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