Saturday, July 10, 2010

Shrimp,Crab, Squash Pasta


We had some left over imitation crab meat and was looking for something to cook with it but we didn't have quite enough for any of the recipes we had. So we just kind of threw this together with some stuff we had left over and it turned out pretty good.

Pasta for two cooked and drained. (We really had enough for my honey to have for lunch the next day)
1/4 cup onion diced
1 one stalk celery diced
a few mushrooms sliced
1 or 2 squash (one per person if small or one larger sliced or cubed)
one or two cloves garlic we use 2 because we like garlic
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes more or less per your preference
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary ( we have a bush out side the kitchen but you can use dried)
2 sweet basil leaves if small or one large( our basil plant is growing like gangbusters we have got to use more)
salt and pepper to taste
one tomato
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese with extra for topping
about 1/2 pack of imitation crab meat
about 12 medium shrimp
a little water about 1 Tablespoon
1 Tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon butter

Combine oil and butter in large skillet on med high heat. When hot add onion,celery,mushrooms and squash. Kinda stir fry for a few minutes till squash is starting to get tender about 5 to 8 minutes.
Add 1 Tablespoons water and the garlic and cook till squash is tender.
Add chopped tomato, red pepper flakes,rosemary,basil.
Add 1 cup cream and 1/2 cup water stir and bring to a boil. then reduce to a simmer to thicken.
Add salt and pepper to taste
Last add shrimp and crab after pasta has been cooked and drained.
Add pasta to sauce after shrimp have cooked (turned pink) if cooked to long shrimp will be rubbery.
Heat till warm serve immediately and top with Parmesan cheese.

2 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds like a pretty good concoction!

Am having Sunday Squash casserole today for lunch. It's a recipe I got from a lady here at work. Pretty good!

Wills Kitchen said...

We love squash, check out the one we fixed with pork chops it was really good.