Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, November 7, 2011

We recently went to visit our kids in Alabama. While there, we went out to eat. I don't cook much seafood at home because IT Guy's not a fan of seafood, and doesn't care for it stinking up the house. But when we go out, I take advantage of the wide open space in a restaurant and go for it. I ordered something very similar to this dish and when it came to the table I thought....pshhhh...I could totally do this at home! And I did! So yum! Of course, I had to make some chicken for IT Guy but I sure did enjoy me some shrimp!!!

Kickin’ Shrimp 
with Parmesan Cheese Sauce

16 ounces shrimp – peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic - minced

Place shrimp in a small bowl and sprinkle with seasonings. Toss to coat. Set aside for 10 minutes.

In a medium sauce pan, sauté garlic and shrimp for a few minutes until shrimp is done.

Parmesan Sauce

3 tablespoon butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups half & half
1 ½ cups parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt & pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and whisk. Pour in half & half and stir until smooth. Stir in parmesan cheese and whisk until smooth. Stir in seasonings.

Serve shrimp and sauce over penne pasta

Okee-doke....here's where you start.

Sprinkle the shrimp with the seasonings 
and set aside for a few minutes.

Melt the butter and then add the flour.

Pour in the half and half then the seasonings....

...and the grated parm. Stir until smooth. 
Whoa...someone got carried away with the parm. What a mess.

Saute the garlic and shrimp for a little bit. 
Toss the sauce and shrimp together until....

..you get this! Sprinkle with a little bit of cayenne pepper 
for more heat and deliciousness!! I added some chopped 
red pepper but diced tomatoes would be faboo!