The theme for this week forI Heart Cooking Clubs is November Potluck (Cook any Donna Hay recipe or a recipe from any other former IHCC chef). The recipe I chose for this week was Prawn Spaghetti with Lemon Vodka Sauce, and it can be found on page 40 in Donna Hay's Simple Dinners cookbook.
The ingredient list: pasta, butter, garlic, shrimp, cream, vodka, lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper.
Here it is Sunday and I still have need of making and posting a recipe for IHCC, not particularly organized this week about getting it all done, so DH recipes are great ones to be choosing from as I can usually go to my pantry and frig/freezer and find the ingredients I need on short notice. Such was the case with this recipe. Everything listed was something I already had on hand, even the vodka, which is not something I normally have on hand, but I did have one of those little teeny tiny bottles of vodka in the cabinet for some reason and when I saw this recipe I figured this was the perfect place for it as I only needed 2 Tablespoons!
Easy recipe, comes together quickly, and the taste is wonderful, the lemon and vodka gave the cream and shrimp a whole new dimension, not alcoholic in taste but just a little depth and some character. I would make this again (and I might even buy some actual vodka to have on hand for it).
Really, for the recipe, just buy the book, I've made eight recipes from it so far, and each one worthy of the purchase price. Please visit the I Heart Cooking Clubs site to see what the others made, you just click on their photo entry and it links you to their post/recipe.