If given a choice , I would prefer eating pasta everyday to rice :) You can simply whip up one in minutes and it will still turn out delicious ! Simple would be great especially with the slow roasted tomatoes ( I have finished all so no chance to cook them in pasta ) so I took whatever is available in the fridge and make them into stir fried pasta with shrimps and some leftover green beans and grape tomatoes. The star of this pasta is the nori seaweed flakes that I sprinkled generously on the pasta . One word YUMMY !
I love the seaweed aroma in this pasta...giving it a for a more mineralizing effect. But of course not everyone loves the green scent of this nori seasweed flakes....but I am one of those who loves them in my muffins and cakes beside dishes :p Green Nori Flakes /Aonori is a variety of aromatic seaweed used as a garnish or for seasoning in many Japanese dishes, usually sprinkled in dried flake form over hot food as yakisoba ( fried noodles), o-konomiyaki ( savoury pancake ) or added to tempura batter. Protein rich , it also contains beneficial minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and amino acids. So now you know why I love adding nori seaweed flakes in all my food :)
Shrimps Pasta With Japanese Nori Seaweed Flakes
(For 2 persons )
spaghetti measured for two person - boiled till al dente
10 shrimps - deveined leave shell intact
a few grape tomatoes - halved
some french / green beans - cut into 3/4 inch length
some chopped garlic
2- 3 tbsp of olive oil
a pinch of ground black pepper
Nori Seaweed Flakes - for garnishing
Boil a pot of water enough for cooking the spaghetti. When it boils ,add in sea salt and the spaghetti . Take it out when it is al dente. Off the heat and leave the cooked spaghetti in the pot . Meanwhile, saute the chopped garlic with olive oil in a deep non-stick pan till fragrant, add in the shrimps and stir fry till aroma and cooked, add in the rest of the veggies and continue to stir fry till all the ingredients are cooked. Add in sea salt and pepper. Take out the spaghetti from the pot straight into the cooked ingredients and mixed them well. Dish out and sprinkle the nori seaweed on the pasta. Serve them hot.
Have a nice day !
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