Shrimp Pasta, 1 of 2.

By mattantonino | April, 11, 2010 | 4 comments

This is a 2-for-1 post and this is the first part of a two-part post. This week I thought about making shrimp pasta. I really wanted to photograph shrimp pasta. It sounded tasty. Then I somehow didn’t bring the recipe ingredients to the grocery store. I crossed shrimp pasta off my recipe list and grabbed everything for beef stroganoff.

The recipe I’m going to make is this:

Shrimp Pasta

So why am I telling you about a recipe I haven’t made Well as I was walking through the frozen food section I happened to notice a very similar meal – in a small, “microwave me” bowl. Nahhhh – I couldn’t! I’m trying to learn to cook – frozen is cheating, right

Well, one thing I love is to photograph food. ANY food. I am learning to cook in order to shoot the food so I thought a little practice round would be perfectly acceptable. Now let’s be honest – this food pales in comparison to that recipe – but it was definitely good practice. I know that I want a lot more shrimp in the dish than the puny (and discolored) pieces in the frozen food. I want a bit more color as well. I will also likely toss some parmesan cheese over the top of this dish to finish it. The photography of this frozen meal actually worked. I’ll sell these photos – but yes, I’m making this again, the right way!

Let’s just say this could taste fresher. I am excited for part 2, for sure.

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4 Responses to Shrimp Pasta, 1 of 2.

  • Grace

    Hey Matt, finally had a chance to read all your posts, loving the set up of your blog. I agree with Mimi. You are such a great teacher and I think it is such a fitting niche for you. I am directing my daughter to all your photography tips as well since she will be doing my photography for a while until I take some lessons. I forgot to tell you that I made the walnut banana bread and it was fabulous, didn’t last very long, my son had the boys over and it was a winner. Also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help, you’ve been amazing!

  • Mimi

    If you hadn’t told me the food was frozen, I never would have guessed. The food styling and photography are so good, you could definatly pass it off for home cooking. Such a scary thought. I wonder if someone could run a whole blog that way…food stylists often make inedible food knockoffs because they look prettier in photos. Who would know??

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  • Eric

    Hey Matt, finally had a chance to read all your posts, loving the set up of your blog. I agree with Mimi. You are such a great teacher and I think it is such a fitting niche for you. I am directing my daughter to all your photography tips as well since she will be doing my photography for a while until I take some lessons. I forgot to tell you that I made the walnut banana bread and it was fabulous, didn’t last very long, my son had the boys over and it was a winner. Also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help, you’ve been amazing!