Shrimp pasta recipe
I needed a post as a filler since I will be unavailable for a few days (I will try to respond to comments and emails this weekend) so here goes my first cooking post! Please bear with me if I don’t make sense or you don’t like seafood. *sweating* It’s been a topic that has been much requested and I have held off only because I have no clue on how to write out a recipe. I don’t usually measure anything, I like to eyeball everything. After writing this post, I have such great respect for food blogs that do this on a daily basis. It’s much harder than it looks.

Ingredients 1
Shrimp Scampi and Clams 1
– clams (Trader Joe’s has a great frozen box)
– butterfly shrimp or any large un-cooked shrimp will do)
– spaghetti noodles
– tomato plums (organic preferred)
– fresh basil (organic preferred)
– red bell pepper (organic preferred)
– white onion
– garlic cloves
– olive oil
– butter
-black pepper (optional)
Step 1: 
Prep and cut up all of your vegetables and put them in separate bowls and smash your garlic. (tomatoes – cut in half, basil- chopped, white onion- diced, red bell pepper cut into small pieces, garlic – minced or sliced finely)
Step 2: 
Cook the spaghetti noodles (al dente is best) and set aside (make sure not to over cook your noodles).
Step 3: 
Cook the clams and once cooked, you can leave on the burner while turned off. Cook the shrimp in either wok or oven (I use oven for the colossal butterflied shrimp from TJ’s)
Step 4. 
Pour some olive oil (about 1/2 a cup) and a 1/4 of a tube of butter, and garlic into hot wok. Stir until the garlic becomes golden.
**feel free to add more olive oil or butter to your liking**
Step 5: 
Throw in spaghetti noodles (I use entire 16 oz) and stir until  sauce is evenly distributed. Add some black ground pepper.
Step 6: 
Add the pan with clams and extra sauce from clams and shrimp into wok with noodles.
Step 7: 
Add tomatoes, onion, red peppers (add basil last- right before you turn off stove).
Voila! Bon Appetite!
I sometimes use only tomatoes and shrimp if I run out of ingredients and it taste just as good.
Shrimp and Tomato
It’s a great, easy meal and you can have left overs (no cooking the next night- woo hoo!). This usually lasts hubby and I about 2 good dinners.  It’s a delicious and fresh Italian dish that is easy to make. I hope I did okay for my first recipe post (don’t be too harsh on me). I hope you find it helpful and please do share with me if you intend on trying this out.

Stylish Petite