A Quick Shrimp Dinner and Some Blog Awards

by jerseygirl on August 4, 2008 · 22 comments

With all the kids summer activities, we are usually pressed for time. Having a nice dinner at least a few nights a week is important to me. So the other night, I quickly defrosted some shrimp and made this dinner. My garden is blooming and I now have fresh tomatoes, jalapenos and plenty of herbs. I used some of my purple and Italian basil to enhance this dish. In under 30 minutes, this shrimp and angel hair pasta was served!

Tomato Herbed Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

16 oz dried angel hair pasta
2 TBS olive oil
1 large tomato, chopped
3 cloves crushed garlic
2 TBS fresh chopped parsley
3 TBS fresh chopped basil
1 cup white wine
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
a squeeze of lemon
1/2 cup half and half
salt to taste
grated Parmesan cheese
crushed red pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil on medium and saute tomatoes and garlic for a few minutes. Add parsley, basil and wine. Cook on low until simmering. Add shrimp and cook until no longer pink. Add lemon and stir in half and half. Cook for another minute or two then add pasta to pan. Add salt to taste. Toss gently and serve with Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper.


Now for some awards. I have been keeping these in my closet and finally got around to dusting them and passing them along. You food bloggers are so darn kind! Take a look at these wonderful blogs below. Read them and you will be hooked as I am!
Drum roll please……………………..

Leslie from The Hungry Housewife passed me on the Smile Award. Her blog always makes me smile also. I especially like her recent videos. Thanks, Leslie! I am passing this award on to the following blogs that make me smile:

You gotta love those cute pictures and I love all the sweet recipes.

Most recently, Robin Sue did a cooking salon that is fun to watch and has great music. Of course, she has great recipes and photos also.

This blog and little girl is just too cute! Her mom has taught her well.

Rita from Clumsy Cookie has passed on the Yum Yum Blog Award. Thanks Rita (who really isn’t clumsy in the kitchen)! This goes to:

Stacey is a fellow NJ blogger and has some really yummy recipes. I just found her blog a few weeks ago and I am hooked.

I am inspired by all of her recipes! Her blog is less than 2 months old but you would think she has been blogging forever.

Birdie is a fellow contester and her recipes will really make your mouth water.

Leah has fresh wonderful recipes and I am jealous of her beautiful kitchen.

Jan from Range Warfare has given me the Brillante Weblog Award. Thanks Jan! I feel so honored. And this goes to:

Candy is an award winning cook with a new blog. Her blog is clever and the recipes are so creative.

Tanya always has something good to look at on her blog. Whether it’s a great recipe, beautiful pictures of her home or nice pictures of her family, you will want to take a peek.

I just love to drool at the pictures of the delicious food. And Emiline is one funny girl with good stories!

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Clumbsy Cookie August 5, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Wow Lisa, congratulations on all those awards!


Stacey Snacks August 5, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Lisa! I am honored to receive any award! I love it! Thank you, you made my day!
From another Jersey Girl!


Candy August 5, 2008 at 8:28 pm

Thanks Lisa! You know I love prizes! Your basil is awesome! I let all mine burn up.



Emiline August 5, 2008 at 11:41 pm

That’s a lot of awards! Congrats girl!

Thanks you so much for the award. I’m going to do a meme and award roundup for my next post too.


Prudy August 6, 2008 at 12:18 am

This is Sailor. You are so sweet. This is my first award. I screamed when I found out. Thank you so much.
This is Prudy now. Thanks so much for thinking of Sailor. She’s really happy. Congrats on all those many awards. You’re amazing!


Patsyk August 6, 2008 at 8:44 am

I’ve never seen purple basil, but now I want to try some! I love that you made such a delicious meal when it can be hard to get into the kitchen during the summer months!

Congrats on all those cool awards!


Tanya August 6, 2008 at 10:09 am

Awww, thanks!! You are so kind to say such nice things about us all! You definitely deserve all of these awards. Thanks for making my day!


kittie August 6, 2008 at 10:40 am

Your pasta sounds delicious, summery and fresh – and well done all all those awards!!!


Adam August 6, 2008 at 11:09 am

Wow, you’ve been quite the award collector! Congrats. Even though I’m new to your blog, I think it’s very cool, and your recipes are always delicious. I won’t lie, I’m jealous of your garden… your basil looks great. Can’t wait til I have a garden next year down south 🙂


Birdie August 6, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Thanks so much for the award. You really made my day!!

Congrats on all your awards. Very nice.

Now how do I put a picture of the award on my site?


Aggie August 6, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Congrats on your many awards! You have such a great blog, I visit it everyday! Your pasta looks so good, total comfort food for me!


Jeena August 6, 2008 at 3:52 pm

This is a lovely recipe the prawns look so colourful and delicious. I love the basils. 🙂


Beth August 6, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Looks yummy. I know what you mean about being hard pressed for time. Im due to go back to work full time in September (until we have another baby!- thinking about maternity pay hence going back full time!) and I think Im really going to struggle with cooking meals in the week.

My basil died this year – too much rain I think. Yours looks fab and v healthy


Katrina August 6, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Thank you so much for the blog award! That was super nice of you! I thoroughly enjoy your blog and your food!


Jan August 6, 2008 at 11:57 pm

That pasta looks yum, yum, good!

Nice to hear that your garden is doing so well. We are hoping for some rain soon, as we are frying. There’s only so much watering one can do. 🙁


Kelly August 7, 2008 at 12:21 am

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for stopping by. I also like your blog, your food looks so delish. I will be a regular… 🙂
I will add your blog to my blogroll if thats ok..


Dhanggit August 7, 2008 at 5:00 am

congrats on all your awards!!! btw, am i dreaming or that basil leaves were violet?? 🙂 thanks for this easy shrimp recipe!


Jenny August 7, 2008 at 9:56 am

Hi Lisa,
Your shrimp dinner looks fantastic! Love that purple basil. Congrats on all those awards girl!


Allie August 7, 2008 at 10:30 am

I am so honored to receive my first award! I love your blog and always look forward to your new post. Your pasta looks yummy!


Emily August 11, 2008 at 8:58 am

This pasta looks soooooo good! I am definately going to have to make this!


Sophie August 11, 2008 at 9:43 pm

Congrats on the awards :). Ya know, I’ve actually been craving shrimp for a very long time, particularly with pasta (because that’s the best way to serve it)…I think your recipe is bringing me one step closer to finally making it :P!


Michele August 13, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Hi, so nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I don’t eat fish but this dish sure looks good. I certainly could dive right into that pasta!!!!


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