Thursday, July 4, 2013

lemon pepper pappardelle. oh my.

 Now, normally I wouldn’t pick up a package of lemon pepper pasta
Lemon pepper often has a phoney baloney taste to me
But a friend clued me into Trader Joes Lemon pepper pappardelle
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oh. My.
By the by….Pappare means to gobble up in italian.
So in a use what you have kinda way I made a delish if I do say so myself  pasta dish with
scallops, shrimp….and even the maligned Brussel sprout.
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he ^ just never was a favorite of mine.
This pasta is so fresh and lemony….really worth it.
And it is something like $1.49 if I remember correctly.
Get some.
I will wait.
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Here is what I did:
~2 packages lemon pepper pasta (cooked according to directions)
~ 1 cup white wine
~ 1 cup chicken stock (ill be honest, I didn’t do any measuring, and trust me, you won’t either)
~1 onion minced and about 3 sliced cloves of garlic

~1 orange  pepper, diced
~fresh shrimp and scallops (enough for your family….and your big black dog who always gets leftovers. Always.

~1/2 stick of  butter
~ 3 tablespoons lemon juice…or a whole lemon squeezed
~1 tablespoon olive oil

In a medium size sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add onions and garlic and cook about 3-4 minutes. Add pepper and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.  I sautéed  scallops and shrimp in a separate pan,  until they turn color.   Add wine and stock to the pepper and onion pan, and bring to a boil.  Simmer until reduced by about half.  The sauce will thicken.  Add butter and lemon juice and then the scallops and shrimp.
Add cooked pasta to sauce pan and mix.  Serve with freshly grated cheese. And sliced scallions….or something green on top  Yum.
Oh….and go ahead and sauté the maligned brussel sprouts, who are probably pouting in the corner, told ya….just don’t like them much and add them to the mix.
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Mangia!
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And a beautiful 4th to you!!!

9 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh my! It looks and sounds delish! What a fabulous foodie photographer you are! Happy 4th, my friend.

**blows kisses**
Deb

donna baker said...

Linda, that looks divine. Pappardelle makes me salivate like Pavlov's dog. I think I could live on it. Happy 4th.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I hear ya Donna....and this one is EVEN better than most!

Deb <3...I actually cook better than I click (pics).

VirginiaC said...

I'll have to check out that lemon pepper pasta...your meal sure looks delicious.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

We don't have a Trader Joes very close....so will be stocking up on it next time we go!

An Urban Cottage said...

um....yes, please!

Ivy Lane said...

That looks amazing! YUM! Happy 4th Weekend to you and yours!!!

xoxox,

Ivy....

SHERRY HART said...

Yum...If I was your neighbor I would smell you cooking and come knock on your door....:)

Marion@Life Tastes Good said...

Oh my!! Looks and sounds amazing! Beautiful photos!

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