The Kitchen Witch

May 1st, 2017

Super Fast! Super Easy! Super Good!

After last month’s total screw-up, I decided to make one of my favorite quick meals. I have this at least once a week. It’s super fast and super easy, and super yummy good.

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First you boil a pan of water.

I always salt the water, because that makes it boil faster – salt changes the chemical composition of water, making it more susceptible to the effects of heat. Once it comes to a full boil, I add angel-hair pasta. For two servings, I add about an inch and a half diameter of pasta – I use my thumb and index finger as a measure, which admittedly isn’t exactly accurate, but I’ve done this for years, and it always works.

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As soon as you get the pasta into the water and give it a good stir so it’s fully submerged, add a cup of frozen salad shrimp and half a cup of frozen peas.

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The water will immediately stop boiling. Stir the water and stir once or twice during the cooking period. When the water comes back to a boil, then everything is cooked. Pour the pasta, shrimp, and peas into a colander and then into a bowl.

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Dress with butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer, and grated cheese.

You can use a thicker pasta than angel hair BUT you will have to let it cook a little while before adding the shrimp and peas. Thin spaghetti means letting it cook about a minute before adding the shrimp and peas and regular spaghetti requires an entire five minutes of cooking time before you add the shrimp and peas! So, if you don’t have angel hair pasta on hand, you let that stop you from making this fab dish, but just know that you’re going to have to adjust the cooking time of the pasta.


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