5.20.2009

shrimp, peas, and pasta with a saffron cream sauce

My absolute favourite thing to eat right now, is this linguine, shrimp and peas with a saffron cream sauce. It's oh, oh, oh so good. It's fairly effortless, as things go, and relatively quick to prepare. creamy saffron pasta I started with linguine, cream, garlic, saffron, peeled raw frozen shrimp, frozen baby peas, salt. saffron pasta ingredients Fill a large stock pot with water, and tell it to boil asap! boiling water Don't forget to salt the water, very important. About 2 tbsp. salty pour I roughly chopped 2 cloves of garlic. garlic, roughly chopped Glorious, glorious saffron. saffron glory I used 2 tsp of saffron, and crumbled it into a saucier simmering with 3 cups of whipping cream/heavy cream and the chopped garlic. saffron cream sauce in progress Reduce to 3/4 of the original. Add the shrimp (frozen!). When the shrimp appear just cooked, then add 2 cups of baby peas. At this point, the pasta water is probably boiling, so boil the linguine in the large pot. Under cook it by about a minute. saffron sauce simmering me. These posts are not computer-generated you know! me Drain the pasta. Add the sauce to the large stockpot. Pout the pasta back in with the sauce. Turn the heat off, but let the pasta and sauce sit 1-2 minutes until the noodles are adequately coated, and the sauce has thickened. Taste for salt, and adjust if necessary. creamy saffron pasta Enjoy immediately, but this does make fabulous leftovers.

25 comments:

Maria said...

Looks like a great dinner!

are you gonna eat that? said...

This is going on my to-do dinner list immediately! Looks fab!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

the saffron cream looks amazing- i can't wait to try it. i think we might have the same stove, too. :)

Jenn said...

It's nice to put a face to name. =)

Looks fab-u-lous!! You had me a shrimp, then pasta, the bonus was peas and saffron.

5 Star Foodie said...

Fabulous pasta - I love the saffron cream sauce!

Cookin' Canuck said...

What a beautiful dish! Even though saffron is so darned expensive, it adds such great color and flavor. I guess I'd charge an arm and a leg too if I had to pick the stamen out of crocuses all day.

The Benny's said...

Look at you! Cute as a button lol

Olga said...

gorgeous dish! and looks very simple to put together: perfect for a weeknight meal.

and how cute that you included a photo of yourself ;)

Andrea said...

Yum! This is right up my alley, but unfortunately not Dave's...now I"m glad he's away next week...guess what I'll be making!?!

Nimrodel said...

Wow Gail, you look fantastic (and the meal looks good too)!

Iloveflavour said...

I like the personal touch-not computer generated photos lol

Jessie said...

I cannot find saffron anywhere in my neighborhood,since it tends to be sold in gourmet markets here in NYC. I need to look into buying some (which would be worth splurging on a bit!)

Jason @ Jason's BBQ Adventures said...

Amazing recipe!

Memória said...

I'm not a fan of saffron, but the rest of the ingredient list sounds yummy! I plan to try this (sans saffron) very soon! Thanks!

You're cute btw :).

Celeste said...

Made it tonight! It was beyond DELISH!

gail said...

Celeste - glad you like it!!

glidingcalm said...

what a beautiful meal!! and I love the picture of you cooking!!

Jo said...

What a fantastic recipe for a meal at home and I can only imagine the taste of the saffron cream sauce! Delicious.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I might try this with Asparagus this weekend, I don't do peas.

I love that that is a real picture of you in the kitchen. And you can tell that because you aren't wearing any shoes!

Sara said...

This looks delicious! A local restaurant makes a similar dish, but with arugula instead of peas.

Miranda said...

This looks so incredible.
I totally want to make this.
By the way, you take amazing pics. I always enjoy your site.
Thank you for sharing!!!

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NIKKI said...

Anything with saffron just gives dishes the most beautiful and appetizing colors. Divine! You look right at home in your kitchen. Love the color. Green is my favorite color.

SparkerShop said...

This sounds delicious! I must try this next week. Thanks for the inspiration!

kellypea said...

Sounds delicious -- great combo of flavors and something I could get a quick carb fix with. Love the photos...

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