Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tuesday Treats on Thursday: Simple Scampi

My sister in love was on hand to assist with the food for the weekend and since everyone always raves about this tortellini salad  I asked her to make it for the party.  It is pretty delicious. Go make it. You can thank me later.
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.

Most everything I had on hand except the shrimp and the foccia bread.

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?

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