Using Panasonic INVERTER® Microwave

  •  Panasonic Inverter Microwave Oven
  •  2 1/2 - 3 Qt. Microwave-Safe Bowl with cover
  •  Tongs
  •  Measuring Spoons
  •  Measuring Cup
  •  Cutting Board
  •  Knife
  •  1/4 Cup Pine (Pignoli) nuts
  •  2 large cloves of Garlic, Peeled. (2 t. of prepared may be used)
  •  4 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  •  1 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  •  2 Plum Tomatoes
  •  2 Cups (Tightly Packed) Fresh Baby Spinach
  •  1/2 Cup (Loosely Packed) Fresh Basil Leaves
  •  1T. Cracked Black Pepper
  •  1t. Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)
  •  1/4 t. Ground Nutmeg (Optional)
  •  12 each 16-20 count Raw "Tiger" or "White" Shrimp, Peeled and De-veined.
  •  1 Lb. of Pasta, Cooked and Drained and kept warm*(See "Notes" below.)
  •  1/2 Cup Shaved or Grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese.
  •  4 "Tops" of the basil for garnish (see picture)
  •  Warmed and Sliced Semolina Bread
  1.  Gather and measure all the ingredients
  2.  Thinly slice (or rough chop) the Garlic
  3.  Stack the Basil leaves and slice into strips ("Chiffonade")
  4.  Cut the Tomatoes in 1/2 and remove the seeds, Medium Dice the Tomatoes
  5.  Place the Pine Nuts in the bowl and Do Not Cover
  6.  Heat in the Inverter Microwave on P-10 for 1:30 (If not browned, heat for an additional :30)
  7.  Add the Olive Oil and the Garlic to the Bowl and Cover.
  8.  Heat on P-9 for 1:30.
  9.  Add the Shrimp to the Bowl, Stir and Cover.
  10.  Heat on P-9 for 2:30 - Check the Shrimp and make sure that they are cooked through (Shrimp should be all red and white and just beginning to curl - Add :30 to 1:00 on P-9 if necessary)
  11.  Remove the Shrimp and set aside
  12.  Add the Diced Tomatoes to the Bowl and Cover.
  13.  Heat on P-8 for 1:00
  14.  Add the Spinach, Sliced Basil and Seasoning(s) to the Bowl (Do not mix) and Cover.
  15.  Heat on P-9 for 2:00 – the Spinach should be wilted and brilliant green
  16.  Add 1/2 the Pasta and 1/2 of the Cheese and "toss" to evenly distribute all the ingredients.
  17.  Using tongs, place equal portions of the Pasta mixture in each of 4 low bowls (or plates)
  18.  Arrange 3 Shrimp on each of the 4 portions
  19.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese equally on each of the 4 portions
  20.  Garnish each of the 4 portions with the Basil "Tops".

The Shrimp can be substituted with Scallops or any firm-fleshed seafood. OR, replace it with slices of marinated roast red peppers for a colorful vegetarian-friendly dish.

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