We have lots of cookbooks. Hubby has his favorites and I have mine. One that we both equally enjoy is Giada's Family Dinners. Here's my take on one of our favorite recipes from the book:
Shrimp and arugula pasta
1/4 cup Olive oil
1/4 cup Shallots, finely chopped
4 Garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon Crushed dried red pepper flakes
1 cup Dry white wine
1 pound Shrimp, large
1 box Rotini, whole wheat or whole grain
3 cups Arugula
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.Add the shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes; saute until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the wine. Simmer until the wine reduces by half, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook just until pink, about 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the rotini, stirring often. Cook per package directions. Add the rotini and arugula to the skillet with the shrimp. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes four main-course servings.
My son isn't big on shrimp yet but it's a nice change from our weekly pasta marinara. Oh and I use frozen shrimp and it comes out just fine. I simply run the shrimp under a stream of water for a few minutes to thaw.