Shrimp with Garlic Sauce over Penne Pasta

Tonight’s dinner was almost catastrophic!!! 

This happened to me tonight!  They say don’t cry over spilled milk, well what about SPOILED milk?  Can I cry about that?  Since I dumped a can of spoiled evaporated milk into my skillet and had to start over completely, I think I deserve a tantrum or two.  I mean REALLY!  Who leaves MILK on the shelf for years, and then tries to use it? Pshhht! Me, that’s who!  Ok. I’m over it, moving on.

Ingredients:

2 cups penne pasta

2 garlic cloves

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 can evaporated milk (I used whole milk, for reasons we have previously covered) : )

1 can chicken broth (14 oz can)

1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined

2/3 cup parmesan cheese

2 tbsp parsley

1.5 tsp season salt, or seafood seasoning (whatever you have)

Cook pasta.  Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt  your butter, and saute garlic.  I used a microplane to do my garlic so there are no big garlic chunks.  Stir in flour until well blended.  It will clump up like this.  Use a good whisk to keep break up the flour chunks; gradually add broth and milk (whatever kind you have that isn’t spoiled).  Stir this mixture for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Stir in cheese and parsley.  Add shrimp, and cook to opaque.

Drain pasta, pour shrimp and sauce mixture over pasta.

Done.  I managed to get dinner on the table, WITH ingredients that weren’t two years old.  Hard work, but somebody’s got to do it.

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Comments

  1. I love culinary disasters – well done for turning it around!

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