Big Guy Eats

The big guy is back in town, and not only is he super fun to be around, he’s fixed the grill and has been cooking up my favorite side dish (GRILLED ASPARAGUS!) with regularity.  Swoon!

All you need to do is just chop up your veggies of choice, toss them lightly in olive oil, salt & pepper, then grill for 10 minutes or so.  Yes, I know grilled broccoli sounds a little funky, but trust me – it’s amazing.  These veggies are good with everything!

I also have made Shrimp Fra Diavolo for the first time which turned out to be really spicy thanks to my heavy hand with the red pepper flakes.  But that aside, it was a really easy dish to make, and super affordable at about $10.

Just toss 1lb of raw shrimp with salt and saute until done in a bit of olive oil.  Set the shrimp aside.  Add a bit more olive oil to the pan, then saute half of an onion and 2 cloves of garlic.  When the onion and garlic become fragrant, add 1 140z can of crushed tomatoes and simmer.  I added a bit of vegetable stock to extend the sauce, but white wine would be a good option as well.  Add the shrimp and crushed red pepper to spice.  Simmer 8-10 minutes to let the sauce thicken . 

Serve over linguine or your favorite pasta.  Don’t forget some crusty garlic bread for sopping up any extra sauce!

It’s nice to have the big guy back (for many reasons) but my favorite is when we work together in the kitchen.

 

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