Shrimp and Pine Nut Spaghetti

  • carolfitz Posted: 10/27/09
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    Quick and easy, made to recipe except used nonfat milk and added slightly more cheese to finish the wedge. Served with the recommended tomatoes. Simple & satisfying.

  • MichelleS Posted: 10/13/09
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    Perhaps I liked this better than others who tried this recipe because I did prepare it a little different than written. I sauteed my shrimp with garlic and olive oil and then added that mixture to the noodles and sauce. I also used orzo pasta because I was not in the mood for the long pasta. My sauce had a great flavor with the fresh garlic and the fresh grated cheese. I would definitley make it again and for others too.

  • Beckydoll Posted: 07/06/10
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    Awful. What a waste of good cheese! Sauteed garlic and mushrooms with shrimp, deglazed with a bit of chicken stock (didn't have wine on hand) and it was STILL bland-city. I even tossed in the wilted tomatoes suggested as an accompaniment. Yech! I was going to take this over to my sister who is a new mom, but this dish was an embarrassment! If you are considering making this recipe in spite of the bad reviews, save yourself the trouble and find a different recipe!

  • lacarey Posted: 10/05/09
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    I used rotisserie chicken (as recommended in the magazine) but it was just okay. Nothing special in this recipe. It did come together quickly but that is about all I can say.

  • bostonsmaman Posted: 11/01/09
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    I didn't think it was bland so much as too much pasta for the amt of sauce, which got sticky and gummy and hard to serve within minutes. It made for a tangled presentation--it really needed salted pasta cooking liquid to thin it out. Used Locatelli cheese--excellent flavor, but it did need some doctoring. Wouldn't make again.

  • Nira349 Posted: 10/20/09
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    This was an extremely bland meal. I made it as described, and it definitely needed garlic, onion, etc. It was very easy to make, but wasn't worth it.

  • jaynef Posted: 10/09/09
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    My husband made this tonight with whole wheat spaghetti and we loved it. He said it was easy to prepare too. For people who really eat healthy, this is a nice treat!

  • Giulietti Posted: 09/26/09
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    There's just something missing...i had the expectation that it might be a quick weeknight meal...it was quick, but just not very exciting despite the fresh ingredients.

  • cynthia37 Posted: 10/05/09
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    I added diced can tomatoes with basil & garlic ,more pepper & Good locatelli cheese. Everyone raved about dinner. If you don't use good cheese, the recipe will be bland (this is true of any recipe)

  • almomvb Posted: 05/19/10
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    Recipe is a "start" but definitely needs a little doctoring. I sauteed mushrooms & shrimp in a separate pan w/ garlic & butter. The sauce is very thick once it is mixed w/ pasta. I added some pasta water (maybe 3 tablespoons) as someone suggested, but could have actually used a little more. I will make again, but will add a little more mustard & lemon juice.

  • mtbike40 Posted: 09/25/09
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    This does not happen very often out of cooking light, but we would definitely not make this one again. it was very bland, even with fresh basil, required lots of extra salt and was just not what I would expect from one of my favorite magazines.

  • texeverlasting Posted: 10/13/09
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    This recipe desperately needs garlic, lemon, and onion. And less cream. I have no idea how it could be so bland, but it really was! I was so bummed!

  • katiat325 Posted: 10/16/09
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    I liked it a lot. What I did different: no pine nuts, more basil, only Parmesan cheese, 2% milk instead, frozen cooked shrimp (thawed). Spaghetti was gone in 2 days between 3 people. Will make it again soon.

  • katymanrique Posted: 01/28/13
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    Nothing special. It definitely was lacking something. I don't think I will waste my shrimp on this.

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