My 1000th Recipe!

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Fam Faves trio as cardsWhen the 3-volume set “Fifty Years of Fabulous Family Favorites” came out in April, it included the 1,000th recipe that I have published!  (It’s been a very busy two years!)  I actually first developed this dish in 1979; I just hadn’t started writing the books yet.  This gem has stood the test of time beautifully.


Appropriately, for my taste buds, my 1000th recipe features lobster!  So, in my traditional blog fashion, I must give you that dish as a yummy freebie.

Café Martin Shrimp with Spinach and Alfredo Sauce

Cafe Martin Shrimp with Spinach and Alfredo1

4 T butter

6-8 green onions, sliced, including 2-4” of green portions

2 lbs med to large raw shrimp, peeled & deveined

1 T minced garlic

1 bunch fresh spinach (or baby) or 10 oz thawed & dried

1 – 2 c Alfredo sauce, warmed

¼ – ½ c light cream or half-and-half cream (or white wine)

Freshly ground black pepper, to suit your taste

Melt butter over med-low heat in large skillet or Dutch oven; sauté green onions 1 min.  Add shrimp; sauté 1 min, till turning pink.  Remove shrimp & onions with slotted spoon; set aside.  Add garlic & spinach to pan; stir 1 min, just to start turning spinach limp.  Stir shrimp mixture back into pan; stir in Alfredo sauce & cream (or wine) till mixture is your desired consistency.  Season with pepper.  Serve as is or over hot pasta of your choice.  Makes 4-6 servings.

Now… to the lobster.  THIS makes the best variation… substitute large fresh lobster meat chunks for the shrimp.  Ooooh la la!!!

Yum, yum, yum!  Enjoy… with love and laughter!

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About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 14 books, and counting! As a lifelong corporate communications geek, I enjoy a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with my husband, I have passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun.
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