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15 Minute Creamy Lemon Pepper Parmesan Pasta with Langostino

Just 15 minutes is all you need to make this Creamy Lemon Pepper Parmesan Pasta dish with your choice of langostino, shrimp or lobster! It’s super easy and seriously delicious!

Did you ever have one of those dishes that just…happened? Like you’re hungry but none of your ‘usuals’ sound good so you decide to wing it and pretty much throw stuff together and hope for the best? Sometimes they are complete and utter failures (i.e, my mulberry cheesecake that was so bad even the dog wouldn’t eat it) and then other times they are so freaking amazing that you devour it pretty much before it hits the plate. And I bet on those dishes that were truly stellar you didn’t quite write down the ingredients or amounts used so when you tried to recreate it, it wasn’t quite right. Yeah, that’s happened to me too.

But not this time! See I learned my lesson years ago. I made this one sauce recipe on the fly and it was so good we literally were scraping the jar clean. I figured “Eh, I got this, a pinch of this, a smidge of that and easy peasy. Recreated deliciousness!” WRONG! It was good but it never was the same. To this day I still can’t make it like I did that day. So now I keep a pen and notepad in the kitchen at all times. And this is a pad/pen that Mr. Fantabulous has been banned from using/touching/even looking at as those are my kitchen lifelines to recipe development.

This recipe today is thanks to my kitchen lifelines.

The backstory: I didn’t have any Sunday gravy made and honestly didn’t feel like it. I had a bag of lemons that I had to use up – see I wanted to make lemonade but I ‘butterflied’ and just never gave it a 2nd thought. And I had a few bags of cooked langostino that I bought as I really wanted to make a tortellini soup with it. Yeah…none of those recipes happened
You seriously are going to make this over and over and over!

Chipotle Shrimp & Chicken Tuscan Pasta Toss

I have been on this HUGE love fest with Manwaring Smoked Chipotle Cheese that they had sent to me.  Seriously people, you NEED to order this stuff!  It changed my life and view on spicy cheeses.  This is just so good that you literally crave it.

When I made the Smolderin’ Chipotle Cluckin-A Ciabatta with this cheese, I KNEW I had to make it into just more than a sammich.  I needed a “real” dinner type schtick.

This was so good that seriously I ate 2 servings of it because it was THAT good.  Now for those that know me, they know I can barely finish what I have on my plate normally but to not only finish my plate BUT go back for seconds is rare!  Could have been I just ran 5 miles prior and did weight training for the extra appetite but whatever it was, this food was so amazing and honestly it’s because of the cheese!

Chipotle Shrimp & Chicken Tuscan Pasta Toss2

This is packed with protein and veggies and what I love most about it is that it’s easily adaptable to your veggie/pasta/quinoa liking.  Let me tell you what folks.. THIS on top of quinoa is OUT OF THIS WORLD good!  I just happened to make pasta for this as I had to make the obligatory plate of pasta for Mr. Fantabulous and didn’t feel like dirtying another pot for the quinoa.

I mean just look how creamy and decadent it is! I had to force myself away from the table to stop eating this!

Now while it does call for Heavy Cream you can easily “Healthify” it with fat free Half & Half and it tastes amazing.  The thing with Heavy Cream is that it adds such an undeniable richness that you just can’t get with other ingredients.

Chipotle Shrimp & Chicken Tuscan Pasta Toss

So now let me tell you about my story when I made this for “ME” for dinner.  Read the rest of this entry »

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