Homemade Fresh Cilantro & Serrano Pasta with Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp & Avocado



FROM - DelightfulDeliciousDelovely.com

Fresh Cilantro & Serrano Homemade Pasta

PASTA INGREDIENTS

2 cups flour

1 large bunch cilantro - lower stems removed

3 serrano peppers - seeded & chopped

3 eggs

1 tsp salt

PASTA DIRECTIONS

Put the cilantro & serranos into a food processor & blend with the salt  and eggs until the green ingredients are pureed.  Add the flour & process into a moist dough.   Knead the dough with a little extra flour until it loses all tackiness.  Then roll it out like instructed in the recipe here – PASTA DOUGH.  Add more flour if the dough rolls out wet.  Once you roll & cut the noodles – let them dry on a counter for at least an hour.  They will cook in boiling water in less than two minutes.  You can tell they are done because they begin to float up to the surface.  Do not salt the water as homemade noodles tend to absorb the salt quickly & that can over power their delicate flavor.

Drain the noodles – toss with a little olive oil to prevent them from sticking together.

Grilled Chili-Lime Shrimp & Avocado

INGREDIENTS

20 Shrimp - peeled & cleaned

3 serrano peppers - seeded & diced

2 scallions - chopped

3 garlic cloves - minced

1/4 olive oil

2 TBS sambal oelek (chili paste) - or more if you like heat

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 tsp salt

2 TBS honey

2 stalks lemongrass - bruised & chopped (VERY optional)

1 TBS crushed red pepper (optional)

1 avocado

GARNISHES

Cilantro or parsley and extra lime wedges and maybe some chopped red jalapeno or tomato

DIRECTIONS

Blend all the ingredients EXCEPT the avocado & shrimp in a bowl.  Add shrimp & mix to coat well.  Marinate the shrimp in the fridge for at least an hour - but the longer the better.

Grill the shrimp or pan fry them. Err on the side of under-cooking a bit because they will continue to cook after you remove them from heat.

Peel & chop the avocado.   Squeeze some lime or lemon juice onto it so it doesn't brown.

To assemble - put some pasta on each plate, top with grilled shrimp & some avocado & garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley & lime wedges and chopped jalapeno or tomato - if using.  

Comments