Fourth Grade Journey

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Treat Tuesday #39...


*One of my favorite meals is fettuccine.
*A second favorite of mine is any kind of shrimp.
*Put them together and you have a delicious meal.
*You can serve this for your family and/or guests at your table.


4 oz fettuccine
1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter
16 large shrimp
1 tbsp cajun spice (you can find recipe here)
2 tbsp flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


-Cook fettuccine according to package instructions.
-Clean the shrimp and season with 1 tbsp of cajun spice.
-Drizzle the flour over the shrimp and toss in a bowl to make sure each shrimp is covered in flour.

-In a deep skillet add butter and olive oil and heat over high heat.

-Add shrimp and cook on each side about 2 min until crisp.
-Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
-In the same skillet add chicken broth and heavy cream.

-Season with additional cajun spice if preferred.

-Cook until sauce thickens a bit from the heavy cream, then add Parmesan cheese and whisk.
-Add fettuccine and shrimp to the sauce and toss.
-Serve warm.

*Cajun Spice*

2 1/2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp red chili powder
1 tbsp ground black pepper

*or you can use a cajun spice from store

Treat Tuesday:  Middle-Grade Novel

I, Freddy by Dietolf Reiche

*I used this book years ago for my "Breakfast with Books" book club.

*It was a hit then and has continued to be a hit with my student readers.  

Treat Tuesday:  Adult Novel

Beach Music by Pat Conroy

*I read this novel many years ago, but remember it fondly.  

*A beautiful story I know you will enjoy!  

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