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Spaghetti with Shrimp

I copied this recipe from a blogger friend -http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com/2013/07/beach-thyme.html.  That’s for sharing, Faye.
Put your pasta water on with lots of salt until it tastes like the sea or so the chefs all tell you.. grin..
I just buy one of those cheaper shrimp rings that are already cooked..
Anyway..
In a frying pan I put in a few Tablespoons of olive or canola oil, a bit of hot pepper flakes, a bay leaf and some
chopped up green or red or even white onion, a chopped up fresh tomato or two, a clove or two of garlic, kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper..
There was no pepper on ours that night as I mislaid my pepper grinder.. daaaaa..
Anyway, let that cook very slowly while the pasta is cooking and take the tails off of the shrimp..
Halfway through I add some chicken stock.. Probably 1/2 cup..
Drain your pasta and at the last minute add your shrimp with a bit of squeezed lemon.. The heat from the pasta will heat them up and they are lovely and fresh..
Lots of chopped basil and Terry loves fresh grated parmesan cheese

Mongolian Beef

This recipe from thefamilyhomestead.com    Crystal Miller

2 lbs round steak, cut into small pieces

2 T soy sauce

2 T cornstarch

4 carrots, peeled and sliced very think

1 bunch green onions, cut into 2” lengths

6 large mushrooms, sliced very thin

¼ cup olive oil, divided

 Sauce

¼ c soy sauce

1 T cornstarch

1 t cane juice crystals

2 t red pepper flakes (this makes this dish quite spicy.. so reduce if you don’t like your food real spicy)

1 t salt

pepper, a few shakes

1 ½ cups water

 In a medium size bowl combine meat, 2 T soy sauce and 2 T cornstarch and let sit for a few minutes.  In a small bowl combine sauce ingredients.

Heat a large frying pan and add half the olive oil.  Add meat and cook until meat is no longer pink.  Remove from pan and put in a bowl.  Add rest of oil to frying pan and add carrots.  Cook until the carrots are just tender and add onions and mushrooms.  Stir fry these until the veggies are soft.  Add the meat and heat.  When everything is hot add sauce ingredients and cook and stir until sauce is thick and bubbly.

 Serve over brown rice..

 

 

 

 

 

¼ c soy sauce