Greek Pasta with Shrimp, Garbanzo Beans, and Lemon

Want to know what it is like to cook with me in the kitchen? Exactly like this, right Mom? I had my own experience with snickering shrimp and techno beats just last night. I made shrimp pasta for our Filmosopher’s Fellowship club:


Greek Pasta with Shrimp, Garbanzo Beans, and Lemon

Hyvee Seasons

8 oz bow-tie pasta

1/4 c.extra virgin olive oil

Oregano leaves from 8 fresh sprigs

Thyme leaves from 8 fresh sprigs

5 cloves garlic, sliced

1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 (15 oz can) Hy-Vee garbanzo beans, drained

1 large handful baby spinach

Kosher salt and cracked black pepper, to taste

Plain Greek yogurt, optional, for serving

Additional olive oil, optional, for serving

Zest and wedges from 1 lemon, optional for serving

All you do

  1. Prepare bow-tie pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse; set aside.
  2. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, herbs and garlic and saute 15 to 30 seconds.
  3. Add shrimp; saute about 1 to 2 minutes or until shrimp just turn pink. Fold in garbanzo beans and pasta; heat through. Remove from heat, fold in spinach and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  4. Turn out onto a large platter to serve. If desired, top with dollops of Greek yogurt, olive oil and freshly grated lemon zest and wedges.


So fast, and tasted great! We watched Doubt, the 2008 five-times Academy nominated film about a 1960s Catholic parish rocked by the many currents of doubt that coursed through society after Kennedy’s assassination. The film managed to cast doubt on every major social issue: homosexuality, race, the Church, spirituality, good and evil, and fidelity. Oh, such a wonderful film and cast: Meryl Streep and Amy Adams and Philip Seymor Hoffman. If Doubt were an Academy contender this year, it would win all five, Karl-Peter think, but 2008 was a killer year for films.

We are getting excited for the upcoming Academies. Are you voting? Let me know if you want to cast a ballot into our pool for Sunday, and I’ll email you one. We will have prizes (maybe bread!) for the most accurate ballots! Must be in to me by 6p central Sunday Feb 24th!

4 thoughts on “Greek Pasta with Shrimp, Garbanzo Beans, and Lemon

  1. Well, yes, you did look like the chef in the kitchen, except there were TWO of you, both on chairs, enjoying NUMEROUS pots and pans. Not didactic, but organic and experiential
    ..our two becoming cooks…FUN!

  2. That is exactly what I come home to. Rachel rocking out to her food. Only her phone’s ringer is never turned on. Shrimp was great last night. I think those were crawfish in the video even though shrimp was mumbled.

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