Parmesan Shrimp Pasta / Spicy Shrimp Chowder Twofer One

In the produce section of most stores you can buy single pieces of vegetables, which works very well for us single people, we can’t use a whole bag of carrots or whatever, so you just buy one or two. That is what you should do for these recipes. These also make two servings and maybe a leftover for one each, or two and a half servings for one person.

Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves minced garlic

½ pound Shrimp, peeled

½ cup broccoli florets

½ small onion, diced

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon paprika

1 cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup cooked pasta, spaghetti noodles are great

¼ cup milk, wine or broth

Cook pasta and set aside. Heat olive oil in skillet and add garlic and shrimp. Cook for a few minutes and add broccoli and onion and cook for about 10 minutes. Turn off heat and add spices and parmesan cheese. Then add the cooked pasta and ¼ cup liquid and heat on low heat for about 5 minutes, until cheese slightly melts and a sauce is ready.

Spicy Shrimp Chowder

2 tablespoon butter

½ small onion, diced

½ pound shrimp

2 tablespoons flour

1 can chicken broth

½ cup milk

1 potato, diced

1 carrot, sliced

1 stalk celery, diced

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon Curry Powder

½ teaspoon Chili Powder

Melt butter in a sauce pan and add onion and shrimp and cook for about 5 minutes and add  flour and when it is thoroughly mixed in add the chicken broth and milk and heat until the mixture thickens. Add the potato, carrot, celery, salt, curry and chili powder. Cook this over low heat until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Add more milk to thin if needed.

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