Spicy Garlic Rosemary Shrimp & Pasta
Is this not the coolest pasta you have ever seen in your life? I found this (and a bunch of other fun colored and shaped pastas) at World Market the other day and could not resist them, but I think this one is the most unique. I love it! I even love the name – “Mother In Law’s Tongue” pasta.
I’ve been pondering how to serve this beautiful pasta. Most pasta sauces would cover up the lovely colors, and I didn’t want to go that direction. Then, while browsing through some tried and true recipes, I found just the perfect thing. Spicy Garlic Rosemary Shrimp!
This is one of those wonderful recipes that proves that healthy meals don’t have to be boring or skimpy or any of that. It’s quick, easy to make, very flavorful and low enough calorie that you can have a hearty portion. Even my anything-healthy-hating-boyfriend loves this recipe. It’s perfect for a weeknight meal because it’s so fast and easy, yet special enough to serve for company.
You could add some goodies to this dish if you want to add some veggies – try some chopped bell pepper or frozen peas for a quick, colorful addition. If you don’t want to use pasta, serve this over rice or bulgur, instead.
Unfortunately, after boiling the Mother In Law’s Tongue pasta, the colors faded somewhat and it separated into skinny strips (along the color lines). It still looked pretty but not as cool as it was when dry. Nonetheless, we enjoyed having such unique and colorful pasta with our shrimp. I wonder if all brands do this or just the one I got? Maybe I boiled it too hard? Have any of you used this kind of pasta before?