Being that I still had tortellini on the brain (not to mention all the ingredients on hand due to over calculations) I thought why not whip up a yummy dinner for my peeps?
My original "plan" was to do some kind of lite cream sauce (oxymoronical I know) but while in Fresh & Easy I stumbled upon a Shrimp Scampi seasoning packet.
And thus a new dish was born.
It couldn't have been more simple.
Cast of characters:
- Fresh or frozen Shrimp (I like the large ones) de-veined
- 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
- Spinach (about a cup or so)
- Diced garlic
- Five Cheese Tortellini
- McCormick Shrimp Scampi Seasoning
- White Wine
- Lemon Juice
- Parmesan cheese
Prepare Tortellini according to package directions.
Clean spinach, tomatoes and shrimp place in separate bowls.
Follow directions on seasoning packet - I used both white wine and lemon juice. The packet says either or.
I cooked the shrimp for about a minute or so first before adding in the spinach and once the spinach began to cook down I added in the grape tomatoes. (not before popping a few in my mouth!)
Unfortunately I was a tad occupied whilst in the process and thusly have no photos of the during process... only the post photo op.
I threw in the tortellini and let mixed it all together and let it simmer for a few more minutes.
Topped it all with Parmesan cheese and voila!
Dinner is done!!
Serve with warm bread and wine!
**Tortellini is on sale at Fresh & Easy 2 for $6!!
Side-note: As I was putting the food away I mused aloud that perhaps next time I might add bacon to give it another dimension and the Mr. suggested prosciutto and I agreed that would be a fun addition......just sayin'
Is this something you and your family would try?