Not in a bragging way like, "Look at this bomb-ass dinner I just ate, suckas."
And not in a teasing way like, "Ha ha, look what I just ate and you didn't."
It's like, "Oh man, that meal was SO good. I wish you could have been here. Here's the recipe so you can have some too."
I didn't take any progress pictures of this. I honestly didn't think I'd be very excited about it. Well, that's not true. I was excited about all the ingredients except the main one. Shrimp. If you're new here, I don't do shrimp. I want to, but I just can't get on board with that vein-y thing that pops in your mouth when you bite into one.
That being said, OH MY GOODNESS!!! This was sooo good! I made a green salad and pasta to go with it. I ate an entire half of a baguette to myself in attempt to sop up every last drop of liquid in the bottom of that dish.
The Dad told me to make sure I mention the fact that he added red pepper flakes to his. He's lookin' out for ya in the spice department. I didn't do a single thing to mine other than use a fork to lift every last noodle that was drenched in the goodness to my mouth. Good stuff kids. We also decided it would be a good base for mussels or clams. Another one of those things I don't eat, but look forward to making for other people.
Anyhoo, I pinned the recipe from a blog I follow (Girl Cooks World) and put it on this week's menu. I made one change, but I'll explain that at the end of the post.
Click here for the recipe.
Here's the finished dish:
(Instead of using 4 individual serving dishes for baking, I put everything in one large one.)
Here's dinner on The Dad's plate:
Here's dinner on mine:
Now go get that recipe, print it off, cook it up, and pretend like you're eating at my house. :o)
P.S. To elaborate on the one change I made, this morning I decided I had better do something with the tomatoes on my counter and on my plants before they were moldy and useless. I roasted them in the oven with some olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh herbs. 350 for about an hour and a half. I used the same amount as called for in the recipe, but used the roasted tomatoes instead. The rest, I put in the freezer for later. These can be used for a zillion different things and they're absolutely delicious. So if you have a massive harvest and don't have the time or energy to do anything with them, this is a great, easy way to stash them away for later.
Here's what they look like before and after: