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Menu Plan for Fall I: Week 7, Day 1

Shrimp in Garlic Butter over Pasta
Broccoli with Mustard Sauce

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

        I admit I was so pleased with the addition of dry-cured ham (Prosciutto) to the scallops a few weeks ago that I added some to this Shrimp and Garlic over pasta with, I think, equally tasty results. I know Prosciutto is expensive, but a slice or two goes a long way and adds lots of flavor.  You could use Serrano, or other dry-cured ham, as I do.  I get whatever is made locally.

Shrimp (Prawns) in Garlic Butter over Pasta

Total time: 25 minutes
      This is a variation on Scampi, Shrimp in Garlic Butter. The lemon juice and white wine extend the sauce without using quite so much butter and the Prosciutto is a sweet/salty counterpoint to the shrimp, balancing the flavors nicely. Sprinkle with fresh Parmesan or not...  You can use frozen, raw shrimp or pre-cooked for this.

Shrimp (Prawns) in Garlic Butter over Pasta Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note: the photo was taken before I added the cheese - the shrimp and ham showed up better.....

Broccoli with Mustard Sauce

Total time: 25 minutes
    Like some other cruciferous vegetables (Brussels Sprouts) broccoli is best if not overcooked.  The light, lemony mustard sauce will make this vegetable a favorite.

Broccoli with Mustard Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, large pot, colander, large skillet, steamer
basket, saucepan with lid

Put water on high heat for pasta
Mince all garlic
Chop shallots
Clean, cut broccoli, put in steamer basket, steam
Clean shrimp if needed
Cook pasta
Chop ham
Sauté shallots, garlic for shrimp

Grate Parmesan
Snip parsley if using fresh
Add ham to skillet, sauté
Add paprika to skillet, sauté
Add shrimp to skillet, if raw sauté until cooked
Remove broccoli, empty water
Sauté garlic for broccoli
When shrimp are cooked, add lemon, wine, parsley
Reduce heat under shrimp
Add mustard, lemon, stock to garlic, heat
Add broccoli, stir, heat
As soon as pasta is al dente, drain, add to shrimp
Sprinkle pasta with Parmesan, Serve