Saturday, August 8, 2015

Speedy Shrimp Pasta in a Pan

By Victoria Abbott aka Mary Jane and Victoria Maffini

Please join us in congratulating Daryl for the release of Fudging the Books and Peg for Berried Secrets!  What a week.

And now onto our recipe and GIVEAWAY!  

We love dinners in a pan. They’re fast and fun and surprisingly tasty.  We were waiting for things to cool off before trying this one again, but then we decided what the heck. 

SPEEDY SHRIMP PASTA IN A PAN





This one is so easy and fast, especially if you have a bit of leftover pasta.  We didn’t (having used it all in salad), but face it, it takes a few minutes to cook some up.  We used linguine but have liked this with rotini or bows as well.  Just use your favorite.  While the water’s boiling, you can defrost your shrimp and slice your green onions, mince your garlic, squeeze the lemon and heat the pan. 

You will need:

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons butter
2 green onions, green and white parts, sliced
Juice of one lemon
2 cloves of garlic, minced (or two tablespoons prepared – we are not above this trick)
2 tablespoons parsley, fresh or prepared
1 pound frozen peeled shrimp, thawed and patted dry
1 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Eight to ten ounces cooked pasta (more if you like more)
Grated Parmesan cheese


All you do is:
Boil water and cook pasta according to package directions.  Don’t overcook as it’s heading for that pan. Drain pasta when cooked.  Someone here added a bit of butter and it wasn’t MJ.  Never mind.  You could use leftover pasta. We won't tell!





Head the oil and butter in a large frying pan.  



 Cook the green onions for three minutes over medium heat. 



 

 They will smell great!  Add the garlic and cook for another minute or two.  Don’t let the garlic burn.  


Add the thawed, dried shrimp.





 Sprinkle with the teaspoon of sugar. This makes quite a difference in bringing out the flavor of the shrimp.




Cook stirring until the shrimp is pink, about three minutes. Don’t overcook! 

Add parsley and lemon and heat through, stirring,  a minute or so.

Add drained pasta to the pan and mix well.   




Heat for another minute or so and you’re done.  



 Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and serve with a simple salad.  

This is a easy dinner that takes only about ten minutes (not counting the pasta and depending on how fast you chop and mince).  It a regular feature on our menu

Enjoy! And use the time saved to read a good book.

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?








That shadowy body known as Victoria Abbott is actually artist and photographer Victoria Maffini and her mother Mary Jane.  Together they write the book collector mysteries.  They are very happy to announce that THE MARSH MADNESS, the fourth in the series, is now available for pre-order by clicking the links below or through your favorite source of books!  It's out on September 1st!


If you haven't started this series yet, we're having a draw for a REVIEW COPY of THE CHRISTIE CURSE, first in the series. If you have read it, we're also offering you a chance to review The Marsh Madness. Two chances to win.  All you have to do is leave a comment!






 Just leave a comment below and your name goes in the hat.  Don't forget to leave your email address. Be lucky!






 

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77 comments:

  1. The shrimp pasta looks easy and so good. Thank you for the recipe and the chance to win a book. :-)
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Good morning ladies, I enjoy reading (and trying out) your recipes! I love cooking with shrimp, it's so simple and yummy, and you can really do a lot with it… In fact, tonight we're having shrimp and grits! Thanks for the chance to win those two fabulous books… Happy Saturday! Nicole
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  3. Congrats to Daryl & Peg on their book releases (looks like you're dressed up for Pirate Week in Fudging the Books)! Shrimp & pasta - Yum!! Thanks for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  4. Congratulations on the book releases. Delectable recipe ideal for summer which I would enjoy. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway.elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. That sounds easy enough. The kids can eat the shrimp and I will have the pasta. And, the book, please. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  6. I love this series! Can't wait for the next one...and to try the shrimp.
    frybbe@gmail.com

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  7. Your captivating books give me great pleasure. What a great recipe, so simple, yet healthy and tasty. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Looks tasty and simple. Will have to try.

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  9. Looks tasty and simple. Will have to try.

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  10. I love this series , so looking forward to the Marsh Madness !! The recipe looks delicious too :) kathambre@yahoo.com

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  11. Have really enjoyed the books in the series so far. Also hope to see a new book in the Camilla McPhee series released. Both are great fun. Oh and the recipe looks simple and yummy!

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  12. This looks fabulous! I may just have to rethink dinner plans!

    Mare

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  13. I love recipes for simple dishes---this one looks great. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  14. Sounds amazing!! :-) And your books are my favs! (I'm still rooting for Fiona and Camilla to come back!) speedogirl21@yahoo.com

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  15. You are so right that the simpler the dinner the more time left for important things like reading. And you can't go wrong with pasta.

    Reading a bit of Ngaio Marsh to be ready for The Marsh Madness. And of course want to see what Walter is up to.
    Sallycootie@gmail.com

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  16. Love pasta and seafood. Looking forward to reading this next book in the series.
    lhallson@shaw.ca

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  17. The recipe looks yummy! And looking forward to Marsh Madness! This is a wonderful series!
    afarage (at ) earthlink dot net

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  18. Looks great and love a chance to read centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  19. Thanks for the easy dinner recipe Mary Jane and Victoria! Can't wait to read the next one! Joan jsomers421@gmail.com ❤️

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  20. I am looking forward to reading March Madness. I love the vibrant purple on the cover. It really captures your eye. Thank you for an opportunity to win! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  21. Id love to win the fourth book. but I own all the others, so give it to a new reader if I win. Thanks for the opportunity. Are you ever going to write a culinary mystery?

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  22. Tossing my name into the hat. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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  23. One of my favorite dishes but didn't know about the sugar. Thank you and thanks for the contest. Hoping to win !!! kphans08@gmail.com

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  24. Oh, wow! I have had such a craving for shrimp this summer! Thanks for the recipe and for the chance to win!

    ElaineE246atmsndotcom

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  25. I've enjoyed this series, waiting for Marsh Madness.

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  26. I've already pre-ordered The Marsh Madness and am looking forward to reading it!

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  27. This recipe looks delicious, even though I'm the only one in my house who eats shrimp. I still may have to try it sometime. The books both sound wonderful too. Thanks for the chance to win one of them! rencw@verizon.net

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  28. would love to review these books!
    the recipe looks fabulous..........

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  29. Thank you so much for the shoutout! Share your delicious pic on pinterest and Twitter! Yum!

    ~Daryl

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  30. I'm not familiar with this author, but looks like I'll have to give the books a try. They're not fattening, are they?
    rmjsbright at yahoo dot com

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  31. Dying for shrimp again and this fits the bill. Thanks, and congrats to all on the book releases!

    lola777_22 at hotmail dot com

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  32. Recipe looks great. I loved the Christie Curse

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  33. I actually haven't read this series yet but have been getting more interested the more I see it promoted. I'd love a chance to read The Christie Curse & review it for you. I've recently started reviewing books I've read & it's been great fun.
    bpwoodfield@gmail.com

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  34. The recipe looks delicious and quick. Will give it a try this week! I love to read and am looking forward to reading this book
    djmeyer44@hotmail.com

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  35. Recipe sounds delicious. Looking forward to new book. Sounds great. Thank you. slpetera@yahoo.com

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  36. Sugar in the shrimp is totally new to me. I have to try it!

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  37. How fun! Thanks for the opportunity. Cheers@MarjimManor.com

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  38. Recipe and book both sound great!
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  39. The Pug on the cover looks like my Pugsly :) Can't wait to read the new book!
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  40. I haven't started this series but am anxious to try.
    cjreynolds52@comcast.net

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  41. New series looks great....
    mommy_to_zoe@hotmail.com

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  42. Looks like that might be supper tonight!!! Yum! Thanks for the giveaway! Sherylhbooth@gmail.com

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  43. Pasta sounds easy to do. I have to say the books sound good but haven't read the series yet but want to. They have been on my TBR list. Thanks for.chance
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  44. Pasta sounds easy to do. I have to say the books sound good but haven't read the series yet but want to. They have been on my TBR list. Thanks for.chance
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  45. Pasta sounds easy to do. I have to say the books sound good but haven't read the series yet but want to. They have been on my TBR list. Thanks for.chance
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  46. would love to win a new book to read and the recipe sounds really yummy. sbcarmack812@gmail.com

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  47. I would love to start a new series by winning a book

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  48. That recipe sounds yummy! i definitely need to add it to my must-try list. I'm really enjoying this series, now I can go badger (not really) my library for this next title. Thanks! book__wyrm@sbcglobal.net

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  49. Oh yay something with shrimp. I will try it...and what a great chance to read a new series at least for me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  50. You can never go wrong with shrimp and pasta!! Thanks, I have to give this one a try. I would love to be your winner. Emily egoehner@roadrunner.com

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  51. The pasta looks delicious! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your book!!!!

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  52. Love the pasta recipe. Would love to have a review copy of this book.
    Betty.jo.english@gmail.com

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  53. Love the pasta recipe. Would love to have a review copy of this book.
    Betty.jo.english@gmail.com

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  54. Love the pasta recipe. Would love to have a review copy of this book.
    Betty.jo.english@gmail.com

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  55. azelgert@gmail.com. Love new series and book collecting. Thanks for this opportunity !

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  56. Thank you for the contest. Looks like a great new series- would love to have a review copy! pfistersk@yahoo.com

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  57. Not a big fan of shrimp, but hubby loves it. :O) When I first started reading for myself again (as opposed to for class or for children), Agatha Christie was the author of the first book I read. Then I discovered reading challenges an read-a-thons; then I discovered reviewing. Now I'm 'lost in the forest' of reading and loving every minute of it! luann(dot)braley(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  58. Love the recipe would love to review this book Thanks

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  59. Ladies, you have done it again! This looks delicious.
    Thanks
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  60. Another series to add to my list! They just keep coming...thanks for the review! kat8762@aol.com

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  61. This series is on my to be read list. So many books/authors/series and not enough time. The recipe look delicious and easy. A great weeknight dinner with leftovers for lunch the next day. prancilio@gmail.com

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  62. Just saved the shrimp recipe. Looks yummy and easy to prepare. Am looking forward to read your books. Love a good, yummy mystery!

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  63. The shrimp pasta looks so good. Thank you for the recipe and the chance to win a book!
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  64. Della deepotter@peoplepc.com Love anything shrimp. Thanks. Thanks for the chance at a new author, a new book

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  65. Thank you for the recipe and the chance.
    jenne.turner@unt.edu

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  66. Congratulations on the upcoming book and the contest! Clarice.jovan@gmail.com

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  67. This shrimp is going to be dinner tomorrow night at our house. It looks so yummy. I have read all of the books in this series and would love a chance to read Marsh Madness. dmskrug3 at Hotmail dot com

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to read the first in the series. smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  69. MJ/Victoria - This is a post for Susan Eggers who is having the darnedest time posting something on the blog.

    ~Yes, please post me. I am eager to read Marsh Madness-great series. Thanks for the recipe!
    ~Susan E (via Daryl Wood Gerber)

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  70. Shrimp and pasta...yum!
    Thank you for this giveaway!
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  71. Awesome. Thanks for the great recipe and congrats on the books.

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  72. That recipe is sinfully easy and should smell wonderful!

    davisel1830@hotmail.com

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  73. I just started reading cozy mysteries about 5 months ago. Now, I am hooked. I am getting familiar with many authors and would love the chance to win books from this series. Thank you.
    eeyore722@gmail.com

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  74. Yum! Thanks for sharing another great recipe, ladies! Congratulations on the new release! :-)

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