I’m cranky and stressed so clearly it’s time to cook because that is what relaxes me. But because I’m cranky, it also needs to be simple.
I wanted to make something relatively high in protein and fat, low in carbs but also family friendly because I don’t feel like making something else for son who is selective about what he eats. This dish went together quickly and definitely doesn’t need a Instant Pot, although that’s how I made mine.
When we eat it, my husband and I will eat very little of the pasta, and lots of sauce and shrimp. My son can enjoy all the pasta he wants and everyone can be happy.
Nutritionally, this packs quite a hefty protein punch, which means hopefully I’ll stay full for longer, and so be less cranky. Fingers crossed!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 pounds frounceen raw shrimp
- 4 cloves of garlic , minced
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons Red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 cups carbanada low carb pasta (uncooked)
- 1 cup water or chicken broth
- 1/2 c half and half
- 1/2 c parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in the Instant Pot or saucepan
Add in garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until the garlic is slightly browned, 1-2 minutes
Add in the paprika and then the frounceen shrimp, salt, pepper, and noodles
Pour in the broth. If using broth, don't add salt above.
Cook under pressure for 2 minutes an use quick release
Turn the pot to Saute, add in half and half and cheese, and stir until melted.