Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Shrimp Scampi & Angel Hair Pasta

Its time for

Hosted by Michael Lee at

Designs By Gollum

as well as

This weekly event is co-hosted by
Lori @ All That Splatters
Ann @ Thibault's Table

Its Ann's turn to host the 21st week.

Be sure to check out all the delicious recipes
posted on these wonderful blogs to see what others are cooking & sharing.

I made
This is a delicious recipe from the Barefoot Contessa,

It was suggested by Yvonne on her beautiful blog,

She is just chock full of wonderfully inspiring

recipes & eye candy & she posts a weekly menu plan that

will give you tons of new ideas for dinner.

Click HERE to get Ina's recipe.

You can never go wrong with one of hers...I Ina!

I record all her episodes & never fail to learn

something new while watching her cook.
I used angel hair pasta instead of linguini,

per hubby's request.

The Dreamfields brand is lower in carbohydrates,

which is important for both of us these days.

I also used less salt than the recipe called for.

We're trying to limit our sodium intake, too.

This recipe has lots of fresh LEMON flavor,

from the zest, the juice & slices of lemon

that all go right into the pan.

The flavor is bright, not heavy.

It also calls for 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes

which give it a little zip & zing but is not overpowering.

I added a splash of white wine, since I had a bottle open &

a tiny bit of chopped chives as

mine are growing like CRAZY!

Speaking of plants that are thriving,

I thought you might enjoy another peek at

my pretty iris.

This has been the best year ever for them.

I've been cutting armloads to put

into vases for many of my rooms.

Once you get these iris established, they require less attention
than almost any other perennials,
& are virtually free from disease or insects.

The original Siberian Irises came from Central Europe & Asia,
where they grew wild in meadows.

They thrive best in full sun although mine are
in partial shade all day. Go figure~

Thank you to Lori & Ann & Michael for hosting these fun

memes each week &

Thanks to Yvonne, too, for all the wonderful

inspiration you share!!

Have a memorable Memorial Day, everybody!

Hug a Veteran today...I'm going to hug mine at least twice,

morning & night.

Be sure to put your flag out this weekend, too!



  1. Rett, You are a darling. I am so happy that you enjoyed the shrimp scampi~ it is one of my families favorites, and it is so easy.

    I am always so excited to visit your and your beautiful blog!

    Are you with your family this weekend? Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and Happy Memorial Day, dear friend!

  2. Shrimp scampi is a favorite here! We will need to add this to next weeks menu!
    Your iris's looks so beautiful :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and great Holiday!

  3. Rett, Thanks for participating in this weeks Saturday Blog Showcase.

    I'm always looking for recipes to use our local spot prawns. What could be better than your Shrimp Scampi and Angel Hair Pasta.

    Your photos are outstanding.


  4. Mmmm that looks good! You can't go wrong with a Barefoot Contessa recipe.

  5. Rett, your photos are wonderful. i know you are loving your new camera. I am not a fan of shrimp but your pictures make me think maybe I should be-- they look delicious. I do cook them for my husband though so I may try this recipe soon.

  6. YYUUMM!! I am in HEAVEN!! Shrimp Scampi!! And BEAUTIFUL Irises, you inspired me to go cut some of mine and enjoy them inside!! XXOO, Damaris

  7. Rett, I think we may just need to have this on the menu this evening. This looks delicious. I can smell the garlic bread!
    And your irises are gorgeous. I wish mine were still blooming, but the last blooms were over a month ago.
    Hope you have a fun holiday weekend. ~ Sarah

  8. This looks so mouth watering! I want some for dinner tonight.

    Your flowers are just beautiful.

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend.

    your friend,

  9. YUM, I haven't prepared Ina's Shrimp Scampi in a very long time. Have I mentioned that I too am a big fan of Ina's. You have inspired me to prepare this dish this week. It is certainly a light summery dinner pared with just a salad and my husband loves Shrimp Scampi. He likes the Angel Hair instead of Linguine too.

    This is the first time I have visited your blog and you do have a lovely blog.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  10. Your pasta looks so good and I am so hungry. I to have been cutting iris for the house, never cut flowers for the house until I visited all these lovely blogs with flowers from the garden. I have hugged my veteran today, bless his dear heart. Have a wonderful weekend and take care.

  11. Rett, this is one of our favorite meals. If you ever get here for dinner with your Ern, we can share a big bowl! I like to use Barilla Pasta plus for all my pastas. It is protein based, tastes fabulous as opposed to healthy, and keeps a nice al dente bite. This way diabetic DH can have his share of angel hair too!

  12. Rett:

    That looks soooo good. I have my own shrimp scampi recipe that I made last week, but this looks good and worth a try.

    Love the irises. I'm always looking for a hardy perenials.

    So glad that you'll be joining us Tuesday for "Where do you keep it all?"

    - The Tablescaper

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