You know how sometimes certain ingredients just make you smile and feel all fuzzy inside? I came home with a big block of Parmesan, a carton of heavy cream, butter and some fresh bread. Add a giant handful of prawns and scallops, some cilantro and a whole hell of a lot of garlic and viola! We have the number one reason why Steve will never leave me for a younger, hotter woman.
And now we lounge, feet up and 2 snoring dogs.
By request- here’s the recipe- but keep in mind I’m more of a “just throw shit in” kind of gal so all measurements are approximate.
Pour a very large glass of wine. For you (obviously) not the pasta.
Melt 3 tbsp butter in a big sauce pan add 1 finely minced clove of garlic (I also add a couple tablespoons of roasted garlic- if you don’t have roasted, mince 3 or 4 cloves instead of 1) and a small handful of finely chopped onion. Let it brown over med heat. Once browned, sprinkle in about 2 1/2 tbsp flour and stir like crazy. Once it’s “pasty” but not lumpy stir in 1 cup chicken stock (or beef or fish, you can buy cans of it in the soup aisle if you don’t make it) Now stir in 1 cup cream (light or heavy) Simmer on low while it thickens
In another pan saute whatever veg you want- just a few min on med/high- add the seafood- flip flip flip add the cilantro (or basil also works great)
Take a large gulp of wine.
Just before the pasta and veg are done add 1 cup fresh grated parm a big pinch of salt and a whack of cracked black pepper to the sauce & stir till melted. Mix pasta, sauce & veg in a big pot and then send me presents because I’m wonderful.