For a simple and tasty work-night dinner there is nothing like a quick pasta dish. For such an occasion last week we ate a dish made with juicy, plump shrimp seared and tossed with sauteed portobellos, sliced onions, garlic, bacon, and spaghetti in a lemon-butter sauce. The dish was finished by tossing in a handful of chopped fresh parsley and a sprinkle of freshly grated parmigiano reggiano
A: mmm mmm i loves me some shrimps!
T: oh my god so do i. maybe we shouldn’t be blogging while hungry. I want more shrimp. badly.
A: me too! and some garlicky herby lemon-buttery pasta! i think you’re on to something t-dog. blogging while hungry is just wrong.
T: yeah. and that shrimp was good. It was big, plump, cooked to perfection, seasoned to perfection. Any idea what body of water the shrimp came from?
A: i believe they came from the gulf of mexico… which means they certainly are not local but… i mean, you have to get your shrimp somehow! i don’t believe there are any good local shrimp. i know all the people who only eat local are cursing me right now.
T: I would imagine there might be some good shrimp a little south of here, but at the end of the day I’m just happy to have a big fat plump tasty shrimp, regardless of where it came from.
A: these were quite nice! and even though it was rich with all the butter and bacon the lemon juice and garlic really brightened it up. I am going to have to give this meal a 4.23/5…. it was seriously tasty and cooked well. it just wasn’t as exciting as some of the things we eat.
T: I’ll agree with that assessment. I give it a 4.52/5. Like I wuz saying the shrimp were awesome, and I liked the brightness of the dish as a whole. It was easy on the stomach, too, from an indigestion point of view.
A: indigestion point of view?!? don’t you mean a digestion point of view!
T: in the case of this meal it was digestion. With some meals it’s just indigestion. One more question about the shrimp… were they pricey?
A: not too bad. i believe they were like 8.99/lb and i got less than a pound… pretty standard for some jumbo shrimp out here.
T: well I luuvvv seafood. You can make all the seafood you want. Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm.
A: wow… now that was some serious mmming. seafood for lunch?!?
T: wow, is that possible? do we have seafood?
A: i did buy some red snapper that is in dire need of cooking… so YES! there is seafood to be had.
T: alright, screw this post. lets do lunch!