February 7, 2017

#WonderfulYourWay with Shrimp Spaghetti

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My love language is food. I love cooking for my family but more than that, I love cooking with my family and there's no one I like to be in the kitchen with more than my husband. Before we were married we spent hours together in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes - opting for those moments chopping and stirring over more traditional dates like going to the movies. Some of our fondest memories together are of those times spent in the kitchen.

Fast forward several years, and creating those magical moments in the kitchen together can be difficult, especially with two little ones, which is why we try to set aside time to cook together after the kids go to sleep. We play music, dance, chop and dice, and we're transported right back to our college dating days.

The first meal my husband ever made for me was Shrimp Spaghetti and for Valentine's Day this year we're using Barilla® Classic Blue Box Spaghetti from Kroger to help us take a step back in time and recreate that special memory - music, wine, and no kids - since they will be tucked into their beds sleeping quietly.

Shrimp Spaghetti made with Barilla Classic Blue Box Spaghetti #WonderfulYourWay

Ingredients:
1/2 Box Barilla Classic Blue Box Spaghetti 
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
1 head of garlic, peeled and minced
2 cups broccoli florets
2 tsp red pepper flakes - more or less depending on your preferred taste
1.25 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup of shaved Parmesan cheese

Preparation Instructions:

Prepare the Barilla Classic Blue Box Spaghetti according to the package instructions. While you're cooking the spaghetti steam the broccoli florets. We use a bamboo steamer that fits right over the pot used for cooking the spaghetti. Remove the broccoli from steam once the florets turn bright green, about 5 minutes. Once the spaghetti has finished cooking, drain it and set it aside.

In a hot pan add the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the red pepper flakes and garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Next add the shrimp to the pan stirring them so that they are coated in the garlic mixture. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, until the shrimp just start to turn pink. Add the broccoli to the pan and stir. Continue cooking for 1 minute.

Shrimp Spaghetti made with Barilla Classic Blue Box Spaghetti #WonderfulYourWay

Immediately remove the pan from heat and pour the entire content of the pan over top of the Barilla Classic Blue Box Spaghetti. Add the shaved parmesan cheese and stir to combine. Serve hot and enjoy.

Shrimp Spaghetti made with Barilla Classic Blue Box Spaghetti #WonderfulYourWay

Just like our love has evolved over the years so has this recipe, but it is simple and delicious and full of love and memories. We pair our pasta with a Chenin Blanc, add some garlic bread and a salad on the side, a giant chocolate-filled heart for dessert, and dine by candle light.

A romantic Valentine's Dinner with Barilla Classic Blue Box Spaghetti

Shrimp Spaghetti made with Barilla Classic Blue Box Spaghetti

It's so easy to create meaningful dates, any time of year, if you just plan ahead and make them a priority. Whenever we have at-home-date nights we make sure we plan recipes that we love and use high-quality ingredients that we trust, like Barilla Classic Blue Box Pastas.

You can find the Barilla Classic Blue Box Spaghetti at Kroger in the pasta aisle.

Shop at Kroger for Barilla Classic Blue Box Spaghetti

Shop at Kroger for Barilla Classic Blue Box Spaghetti

If you're looking to cook up something special this Valentine's Day learn more about Barilla and get more Wonderful Your Way meal inspiration here.

Be Blessed,
Brittany
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28 comments:

  1. This looks really yummy and (more importantly) super easy! I love Barilla pasta, especially their thin spaghetti.

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  2. This looks so good! I love shrimp and soe does my husband so we will have to make this one night soon

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  3. All in one dish recipes are my favorite! Great you added some veggies! Cant go wrong with shrimp

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  4. Looks good. Perfect for a Valentine Day dinner for two! It's true what they say that the easiest way to a man's heart is through their stomach LOL

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  5. Yummy, easy and few ingredients- I love it! I'll add the pepper flakes after I dish out the kids' bowls, and add extra for me:)

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  6. I love pasta dishes! And this one has all my favorites - shrimp - pasta - and fast!

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  7. This looks delicious! I can be very picky when it comes to seafood but this recipe really spoke out to me. I need to try this one for sure! Thank you for sharing

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  8. This looks really good. I'm not a huge shrimp fan but my husband loves it. This will be perfect for our anniversary dinner or valentines! - jeanine

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  9. Anything is more fancy with shrimp right? Dang, I really wish I liked shrimp! Maybe this is the dish to change my mind! Thanks

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  10. My husband is vegetarian so he wouldn't eat the shrimp but this sounds delicious! Maybe I could cook the shrimp separately and just mix it in my plate?

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  11. Yum that looks delicious! My toddler absolutely loves eating spaghetti, so this would be a big hit. And shrimp is one of my faves!

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  12. This looks so delicious! I've made a similar dish for my Valentine's dinner inspiration (will be on my blog tomorrow) but I dare say this looks so much better than mine turned out!! (don't tell anyone haha!). I love the broccoli in it, it gives it such a nice pop of colour! x

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  13. I absolutely love shrimp so I'm sure I would love this recipe. Seafood and pasta always go so well together.

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  14. Shrimp in pasta is one of my favorites! I am going to have to try out this recipe soon.

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  15. This sounds really yummy and easy enough to make. I don't normally add shrimp to pasta because my husband is a baby about seafood. But I think he would like this one.

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  16. Simple, tasty and healthy! Perfect meal. Sounds really yummy and I love that you two love to cook together. I think couple activites like that are SO important.

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  17. I dont usually eat much shrimp in pasta or otherwise. I might have it once or twice a year.

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  18. Yum! Shrimp and pasta is definitely one of my favorite meals! And surprisingly it is one that my kids love as well.

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  19. Shrimp and spaghetti are my favorites, I definitely need to try this recipe out for a meal!

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  20. This looks delicious and I love shrimp! I'll have to give this recipe a try!

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  21. Barilla is my favorite brand of pasta. I love shrimp too. So I can't wait to try this recipe. It looks so yummy and effortless.

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  22. This looks so yummy! I love eating pasta. I want to try this recipe. It's simple yet so delicious and nutritious!

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  23. This look so easy and yummy. It would be a great Valentines Day dinner for a couple. I need to make it!

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  24. This looks so amazing. I am not the biggest spaghetti person maybe I need to add shrimp to the mix instead of the standard!

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  25. I don't eat seafood since I'm a vegetarian, but I know that my mom would love this recipe. She loves seafood! I'll have to share the link to your recipe with her.

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  26. Oh yum!!! Im making this on Saturday. This is the perfect recipe for a romantice dinner. I love Barillas pasta. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  27. Looks very yummy and I would love to try this when it is just me and hubby because my daughter is allergic to fish and seafood. good recipe. -Breyona Sharpnack

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  28. Wow, looks so yum and delightfully tasty. I don't eat shrimp but I have friends who swear by it. Glad I have a lovely dish and recipe to share with them :)

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