Thursday, April 9, 2015

Shrimp Scampi

1 (8 ounce) package angel hair pasta
 1/2 cup butter
 4 cloves minced garlic
 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
 1 cup dry white wine
 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Stir in pasta and return pot to boil. Cook until al dente. Drain well.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and shrimp. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in wine and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 seconds while stirring constantly.
Mix shrimp with drained pasta in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pastel de Papas


1 lb ground beef
6 large potatoes
1⁄4 cup milk
1 1⁄4 onions, chopped
2 eggs, hard boiled and sliced
1 cup black olives, whole
1⁄4 cup raisins, soaked in warm water
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter

Cook potatoes and mash with milk, butter and salt. Set aside.
Brown the ground beef and chopped onions with cumin, oregano and salt and pepper to taste. Some like more cumin than others.
Drain raisins.
Drain the ground beef mixture and place in baking pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Layer the sliced hard boiled eggs, olives and raisins over the meat mixture.
Spread the mashed potatoes over the beef mixture. Sprinkle top of mashed potatoes with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.