I’ve been enjoying getting to know my way around the kitchen, of course, thanks to the Food Network!! 😀
Lately, Dave has been on a seafood kick; mainly, a king crab leg kick! After bringing home and cooking some king crab legs from Costco (well, I was really “warming them up” since they were previously frozen/cooked), Dave turned to me and asked if I knew how to cook other seafood (fish, oysters, whole crab, lobster, etc.). (side note: the crab legs, from Costco, were yummy!) Um . . . nope!! Growing up, we couldn’t afford to eat that kind of food, so I never learned how to cook it!! But in this kind of situation, the internet/Google/You Tube/Food Network is my best friend!!
The idea for the pasta concoction that I came up with the other night all started out with wanting to cook something using stuff I already had. I knew that I wanted to use the shrimp scampi that I had in the freezer, but didn’t want to just throw it with spaghetti wheat noodles like I usually do (Dave is usually looking for the “meat”!).
After a trip to the super market, I decided to use penne pasta (wheat), clams, orange bell pepper, white wine (don’t worry, I cooked it long so that the alcohol would burn off) and onions (along with the shrimp scampi that I already had). After tasting for QC (quality control), it didn’t quite taste right. It needed something a little creamy. I had some alfredo sauce. So I opened up the jar and added some alfredo sauce, and grated some parmigiano reggiano cheese. Hey! I think this is a hit!! 🙂 Not bad for not having a recipe to follow! 😀