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Delicious and Green: Whole Grain Pasta with Peas and seafood of choice

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SPRING'S HERE!    Or, at least, it's above freezing and the ice is out of the pond. While it isn't quite grilling weather yet (BARELY above freezing), I'm still wanting dinners to be a little lighter.  Less sauce, less fat, more flavor and color and texture.

One of my family's favorites is pasta with peas.  We usually make it with a lot of garlic and shrimp and the kids love the little pieces that they can pick out one at a time to eat.

Whole Grain Pasta With Peas and Shrimp
1 lb whole grain pasta 
 6-8 garlic cloves, minced
4 green onions, sliced
1/2 bunch Italian flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped and destemmed
1/2 bag frozen peas (I threw a handful of leftover adamame in this time as well)
20-25 pieces frozen shrimp (or salad shirmp, sliced calamari, or bay scallops)
Salt to taste
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, until al dente'.  Drain and set aside. 

In a large skillet saute garlic, green onion, parsley, and peas in about 3 tbsp of oive oil.  Salt to taste.  

Add Pasta to pan and toss together ingredients. 

Put in a large bowl and serve right away.

Enjoy... with a glass of wine!


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