It turned out really well and is definitely something we'll be doing more often. This recipe is super easy and quick and perfect for beginner cooks (like me) who want to do something a little more fancy than the usual pasta and tomato sauce.
Plus, this recipe is perfect for two people. One of my pet peeves is that almost all the recipes I find and want to try serve a huge amount of people, which is such a waste. I know that I can adapt any recipe down to two servings, but once in a while, it's just nice to see something that's made with a couple in mind. :)
linguine with shrimp for two
source: adapted from kraftcanada.com
120 g linguine, uncooked
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound (225 g) uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 a red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
2 strips of bacon, cooked and cut into bite-size pieces
3/4 cup pasta sauce
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon butter
Cook linguine as directed on package.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil on medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and red peppers and cook until the shrimp turn pink (approximately 3 to 5 minutes).
Drain the linguine and add to the ingredients in the skillet, tossing the noodles to make sure they're evenly coated.
yields: 2 servings