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Mac and Cheese… and Shrimps

Mac and Cheese… and Shrimps | casaveneracion.com

Made with vacuum-sealed shrimps found at the frozen section of of the grocery. The shrimps came shelled, the heads cut off and, most importantly, the backs had been slit and the digestive system (the black thread) removed. Oh, it saved me so much work and the girls had a ball with the pasta.

How long to cook this mac and cheese with shrimps? Excluding the time to thaw the shrimps and shred the cheese — about 15 minutes.

The addition of chopped parsley at the end of cooking time is optional but parsley does add a wonderful note to most dishes. Brightens flavors, as Elise puts it. Contrary to what most people think, parsley isn’t just for ornament. If you can’t find fresh parsley, dried chopped parsley comes in small jars and available at the herb and spice section of most supermarkets. The contents of one little jar come a long way.

Mac and Cheese... and Shrimps
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Connie Veneracion
Ingredients
  • 150 grams dried pasta
  • 200 to 300 grams shrimps shelled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 and 1/2 cups shredded cheese I used Gouda but any sharp cheese will be good
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling water. Drain.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan. Add the shrimps and cook just until they change color. Pour in the cream. Add the grated cheese. Cook, stirring, just until the sauce bubbles and the cheese melts. Turn off the heat. Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper, as needed.
  3. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce. Sprinkle the parsley. Toss a few times. Serve the mac and cheese with shrimps at once.

Mac and Cheese… and Shrimps

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