Gluten Free Seafood Pasta with a Garlic Cream Sauce

I wanted to do something different for Valentine’s Day instead of the usual Steak Dinner. So on Saturday I made a Seafood Pasta that consisted of shrimp and swai white fish.

I decorated the table for the family… because Valentine’s Day is a family affair at my house. And I love place mats and love to break out holiday mats for the occasion! And since my birthday is right before Valentine’s Day I already had the stunning flower arrangement that my parents had delivered to me.

Valentine Place setting

Then i started making dinner. My family loves pasta — and white sauces are my favorite! This recipe is mild so you don’t have a huge fishy flavor which makes it perfect for kids and adults alike. Add a salad with dinner makes it foolproof!

Gluten Free Seafood Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce | Small Town Living in Nevada

Gluten Free Seafood Pasta with a Garlic Cream Sauce

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons garlic, minced
1/4 cup white onion, chopped
2 cups extra dry vermouth
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup butter
1 pound shrimp
2 fillets white fish, cut into 3 strips.
1 pound cooked gluten free pasta
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Directions

In a large saute pan, heat 1/4 cup oil and cook garlic and onions until translucent, about 2 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the vermouth and add parsley, basil and thyme and let the liquid reduce by half. Using a fine strainer, strain the reduction into a clean saucepan and add the cream, milk and butter. Over low heat, let the sauce reduce to medium thickness. To the now empty saute pan saute the white fish, cook until opaque and remove to a platter in a warm place. Then use the same pan to saute shrimp just until pink, and remove to the platter. Add cream sauce to saute pan to toss the drained pasta with the cream sauce and seafood. Transfer to a serving dish, and sprinkle with extra cheese and parsley, as garnish. Arrange shrimp and white fish on top.

Adapted from Food Network

I love you sugar cookie

And then later for dessert we enjoyed some Heart Shaped Gluten Free Sugar Cookies topped with Hersey’s Chocolate Syrup. All in all our meal was perfect! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day just as we did!

Gluten Free Grilled/Barbecued Fish Tacos

My kids love tacos and they love fish — so the combination of a Fish Taco is always a Dinner success at my house.

Unfortunately, it took me many years to even try a fish taco. And this is coming from a California girl who grew up only 45 minutes from the beaches of Santa Cruz as well as the bay side city of San Francisco. Nevertheless, once I tried a fish taco, I was HOOKED! Haha, pun intended!

These tacos are relatively on the healthy side and boast a lot of flavor. They are easy on your wallet, and extremely fast and simple to pull together. Instead of deep-frying the fish for these fish tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed rub and grill them for just 3-5 minutes per side.

I used affordable swai white fish, and rubbed it with a generous amount of Kinder’s Mild BBQ Rub. The fish was then thrown on the barbecue for several minutes until it was cooked to perfection. The Swai was then topped with a perfect mixture of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, cabbage and a dash of Sour Cream and Sriracha sauce all inside a nice warm, crunchy tortilla.

BBQ Grilled Fish Tacos | Small Town Living in Nevada

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