|Shrimp and lump crab tossed in a creamy garlic flavored sauce
with some fresh asparagus and a touch of noodles…
To serve 2-3 generously
Cook the noodles Al-Dente and drain. Toss with a Tbsp of OO and keep aside.
In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the asparagus for 2-3 minutes. Drain and and “shock” in cold ice water for about 3-4 minutes. (Blanching). Drain.
In a pan, saute the onions, garlic and the bacon/pancetta in the butter and a Tbsp of OO (about 3-4 minutes). Cook till the onions turn a pale pink and the meat crisps. Add the shrimp and the asparagus. Cook till the shrimp turn opaque. (Another 4-5 minutes)
Add the wine and season with salt, black pepper, red cayenne. Bring to a boil. Add the cream and the crab meat and toss gently. Bring to a gentle boil and toss the noodles in batches.
Check for seasoning to your liking. Toss with the fresh parsley and grated cheese right before serving.
Some days just call for a little indulgence. Whether you are celebrating something special or just staying in and rejoicing the fact that you have finally conquered the 4 loads of laundry, a little treat can go a long way.
This was my treat to myself this past week after a hectic day at work. Under 20 minutes with a few seasonal and fresh ingredients and under $12 to serve the whole family. It does NOT GET better than this! Add a glass of wine and enjoy!