CEimB: Buckwheat Pasta with Shrimp and Vegetables

by Joanne on November 5, 2009

Another week cooking up a delicious recipe with the CEimB group.  This week the talented Farah of Confessions of a Novice Baker chose the recipe.  Visit Farah’s site for the recipe and tips.

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On page 161 of The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger the ingredients are listed. Ellie comments “Tender asparagus, bright cherry tomatoes, and big succulent shrimp tossed with linguine in a lemon white wine sauce – a perfect meal to celebrate spring.”   Spring, Fall…what’s the difference when there’s a good recipe in the making?

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12 oz of linguine is the actual pasta called for in the original list of ingredients.  I didn’t have any but did have SOBA Japanese Buckwheat Pasta

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I like this carbohydrate option because it is made from 3 ingredients:  Wheat Flour, Buckwheat Flour and sea salt. Standard pasta is made from Durum Semolina, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate (Iron), Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid … Oh and  there might be a note at the end that saysCONTAINS: WHEAT INGREDIENTS

I love asparagus.  The ingredient list indicates “1 Bunch (1 lb) of Asparagus”.  How exciting is THAT?!

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I also added Sugar Snap Peas for extra vegetables.

One pound of Large Shrimp are used. Oh my heart be still! 

White wine?  A Pinot Grigio was use.  Some to sip …. some to cook…some to sip… some to sip…some to……. where was I?

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Lemon juice, parsley, cherry tomatoes (I used 4 fresh plum tomatoes)…. are you ready to make this yet?  Delicious.

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Pasta with Shrimp and Vegetables was easy to make and didn’t take long at all.  The sauce was light and fresh.   The dish as a whole was not heavy.  Because fresh tomatoes were used and simply warmed through, there was not one regret of not having red sauce with this pasta meal.

Farah –  Congratulations on a superb choice.  We really enjoyed this Ellie recipe.

Joanne

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10 Comments

  • At 2009.11.05 09:49, Shannon (The Daily Balance) said:

    delish looking meal! — and beautiful photos!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • At 2009.11.05 12:08, Liz said:

      I have never seen buckwheat noodles before but am intrigued. How does the texture compare to whole wheat pasta and do they have a strong flavor?

      • At 2009.11.05 12:36, Kayte said:

        Oh, I just knew you would come up with a way to make an even healthier version of this! You are so clever like that! I see those peapods in there, too…YUM!

        • At 2009.11.05 14:27, Joanne said:

          Shannon and Kayte: Thanks. I did add sugar snap peas. All the good stuff I love.
          Liz: There is no strong flavor assoc. with the buckwheat noodle. It has been ages since I’ve had whole wheat pasta. I do remember I was never thrilled with whole wheat pasta as a sub. for regular (texture thing), but do enjoy the buckwheat noodle.

          • At 2009.11.05 19:18, Amy I. said:

            Soba noodles, how interesting! I never would have thought to use them in a dish that didn’t have Asian flavors, but now I don’t see why not! Looks delish.

            • At 2009.11.06 07:27, Farah said:

              Joanne, I am so glad you enjoyed this. My household wolfed this down 🙂
              I love the idea of the buckwheat pasta, i have never seen it before but i bet it was delicious!

              • At 2009.11.06 20:38, pamela said:

                Oh, that plate of food looks divine! I loved this one, too. And asparagus was on sale. Score for me! This is a definite repeater.

                • At 2009.11.07 10:20, Sara said:

                  Yay, so glad you liked this one, it looks great with the soba noodles. I have never tried them before, but I do only buy unenriched pasta that has only durum semolina and water or eggs. That is all I need in my pasta and it tastes so much better.

                  • At 2009.11.07 17:25, Maria said:

                    The colors in your dish are just AMAZING!
                    You should send a copy of your photo to Ellie!

                    • At 2009.11.07 20:06, Joanne said:

                      Maria: Thanks so much! Sometimes I get lucky with my photos and sometimes…not 🙁

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