Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pasta Vazoo

Here's a dish I've been making for years. We eat this dish at least once a week. It's easy, and delicious! I've made it for family and friends. I've made it for potlucks and parties. Everyone always loves this pasta dish. I hope you give this one a try. Best of all it makes the kitchen smell great, and you really feel like a experience cook even when you know your not. Happy pasta eating!!! By the way, my monkeys named this dish...

Ingredients: 10 Roma tomatoes, Angel hair pasta, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, salt, sweet basil, 3 garlic cloves, extra virgin olive oil, butter, shrimp and garlic bread optional

First fill stock pot with water to boil pasta. I usually add salt and olive oil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut tomatoes in half, and place in baking pan. Sprinkle garlic salt, basil, and salt over tomatoes. Press garlic cloves over tomatoes then drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 35 minutes. In meantime rinse raw shrimp. Combine olive oil, 1 pressed garlic clove, garlic salt, and basil to shimp. Mix together, and set a side. In large mixing bowl, add about 1/3 c. butter, 1/4 c. olive oil, 2 tsp. salt, and 3 tbsp basil. Pour cooked tomatoes into large mixing bowl. Mash with a potato masher, and mix well. Add cooked pasta, and mix. In a sauce pan on high heat. Add shrimp and cook until pink. Add shrimp, and shredded parmesan cheese. That's it!!! Broil garlic and serve.

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