Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Cooking Planit launch party in Austin. Cooking Planit is an easy to use application for your iPhone, iPad, or you can utilize their website. I’m partial to the iPhone app as it NEVER fails that I leave my grocery list at home. The app can be a time saver, so that you’re not making multiple trips to the groceries store.
My favorite part of Cooking Planit is the picture layout. For a novice cook, it’s so helpful to see the planning/prep portion. Not only does it separate the ingredients by category, but it always tells you what cooking equipment you need. So easy to clearly see that I’ll need 1 bowl, 1 pot, and 1 saute pan vs. reading in the recipe too late and scrambling to find my illusive whisk or whatnot.
So, what did I make from Cooking Planit??
Shrimp Scampi over Angel Hair Pasta
Recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Planit
25-30 peeled, thawed (if previously frozen) shrimp, tails removed
Salt & pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 pound angel hair pasta
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons parsley
4 tablespoons butter
Fill a large pot two-thirds full with cold water. Place over high heat. Add salt to the water and wait for it to boil.
In the meantime, dry your shrimp thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Once the olive oil is hot, add your shrimp and sear on one side, about 3 minutes.
Add the garlic to the shrimp. Flip each shrimp and cook another 3 minutes. Transfer cooked shrimp to a plate. Save the pan with the remaining olive oil in it.
Once your water is boiling, stir in the angel hair pasta. You may add a bit of olive oil to the pasta water to keep the pasta from sticking after strained. Cook the pasta for about 5 minutes. Strain after cooked, set aside until sauce/shrimp ready if needed.
Place the saute pan back over medium heat. Once pan is warm, pour in the lemon juice and white wine. Scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pan. Let the liquid cook for about 3 minutes until reduced by about half.
Then stir in chopped parsley to the liquid. Remove saute pan from heat and whisk in the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the shrimp and strained pasta to the pan. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Now for the giveaway!!
Cooking Planit is giving away one of their iPhone apps for free! Would you like the Cooking Planit app? It’s great for ideas in a pinch and ideas to get out of a cooking slump.
To enter: Two ways to win.
1. Like Cooking Planit on Facebook. Leave a comment letting me know you’ve done so.
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Contest ends Sunday night at 11 pm.
Winner will be drawn on Monday morning.