Shrimp alla Marinara Recipe & an Awesome GIVEAWAY
I love cooking for my family. My family on the other hand, doesn’t always love eating my meals.
Some things like zucchini noodles and black bean pasta are just a little too “out there” for my traditional father.
So when the rents came to visit this weekend, instead of trying to force feed them any of my more “extreme” dishes, I decided to keep things simple.
Thursday, after a long day of class for me and beach bumming for them, I decided to whip up a meal that we could both agree upon, that wouldn’t take too much effort, and that despite being super healthy, didn’t scream “health food.”
My dad’s a big fan of Italian food, so I knew just what to make:
Shrimp alla Marinara.
This stuff is amazing because despite the fact that they don’t add any sugar to the sauce (like most pasta sauces that claim to be healthy), it still tastes incredible.
Using only whole, organic vegetables, herbs and spices, Uncle Steve’s makes a product that even a Ragu-lover like my dad would deem “Bellissimo.”
It tastes homemade, so you can impress guests without wasting your evening in the kitchen, when you’d rather be spending time with your family.
I made the dish my own by adding in some of my favorite fresh vegetables and I customizing it for each member of the family.
Dad got whole-wheat linguine, I ate my “weird health food” (according to Dad) aka spaghetti squash, and Mom enjoyed a mixture of both.
- 1 lb Fresh or Frozen Shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 4 C. Whole Wheat Linguine or Spaghetti Squash, cooked
- 2 C. Uncle Steve's Marinara Sauce
- ½ C. Eggplant, diced
- ½ C. Zucchini, diced
- ½ C. Spinach
- ¼ C. Cherry Tomatoes, halved
- 1 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Parmesan (optional)
- Add oil to a hot pan and saute all veggies for about 3-5 minutes, stirring continuously.
- If shrimp are frozen, defrost by running lukewarm water over them in a colander. Add shrimp and sauce to the pan and stir everything together for another 1-2 minutes.
- Pour shrimp and veggie mixture over hot cooked pasta or spaghetti squash.
Note: Calorie count does not include pasta, spaghetti squash or parmesan.
After finally proving my culinary prowess to my parents, the rest of the weekend went swimmingly.
Dad got his bake on.
Mom and I played twinsies in our straw hats.
I got to indulge in some much needed pleasure reading.
And because I would love to see your family have a wonderful time as well, today I’m giving away The Ultimate Gift Basket from Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialties, equipped with everything you need to make an extraordinary family meal.
The gift basket is worth over $100 and includes three of Uncle Steve’s famous sauces, 1 stainless steel colander, a signature wooden spoon, salami, balsamic vinegar reduction, orecchiette pasta, aged parmesan crisps, Ghiradelli Dark Sea Salt, and more.
Need more ideas of what to make with this fab sauce? Why not try…
*This post is sponsored by Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialities but all opinions are my own.