THIS DINNER TICKS ALL THE BOXES. IT’S SIMPLE, DELICIOUS AND SUPER QUICK.
It’s my friend Katie Gage’s signature dish. (Needless to say, she has many.) There’s no real introduction needed except “check out the flavors in the title”. If that doesn’t prompt you to try this asap, then I don’t know what will. So TRY THIS ASAP!
HERE’S KATIE’S TAKE:
- 2 ripe avocados
- 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving (optional)
- Juice of half a lemon
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 pound of pasta. Any kind you like. We used gluten-free linguine
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced (more if you want)
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined
- ¼ cup chopped scallions
- 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes (more to taste)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the linguine and cook per package directions. Once the pasta is al dente, drain and set aside.
- Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Add the Parmesan, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mash up the mixture with a fork. (**Katie likes to keep it chunky.) Set aside.
- Add the butter and a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and lightly saute (be careful not to burn the garlic). Add the shrimp and cook until they are pink and cooked through. This only takes 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to overdo the shrimp or they’ll turn rubbery.
- Assemble the dish. Layer the pasta, then avocado and shrimp on a plate. Garnish with a sprinkle of scallions and red chilli flakes. Add more Parmesan if desired. Bon appetit!
MUSICAL AND LYRICAL GENIUS, LEGEND AND ICON PRINCE SADLY PASSED AWAY THIS PAST WEEK. I FEEL LUCKY TO WATCH HIM PERFORM A FEW YEARS AGO. TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW, IN FACT.
The first night was in a small club setting. The next day in a full concert. Both times he blew us away with his genius and his Prince-isms “I don’t do no techno!” and “I don’t do no lip sync!”
So of course, this week my Savory Sounds is dedicated to him. Everyone loves his Purple Rain/Let’s Go Crazy classics. But these are a few others that I loved. Pope is one of my faves, but because of copyright issues I can’t list it here unfortunately. If you have it, please repeat!
Here’s something I CAN share with you. Girls and Boys from the musical film Under the Cherry Moon, directed by Prince.
This song totally rocks. It was the B-side of Paisley Park. Here’s a live version.
There is no better Prince classic than Kiss.
Controversy is probably one of the first Prince songs I heard as kid. Long before the Purple Rain album, this tune contains his distinct guitar riffs. Ever the prolific artist, this was already his fourth album.
I have to finish with this classic. I Wanna Be Your Lover.