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Basic Shrimp Scampi

In my opinion, the only way to make excellent scampi is to peel the shrimp yourself, put the shells in a pot with water and boil it, reducing the liquid until it's only about 1/2 a cup, and using it in the sauce. Anything else has no flavor. Try it.

Mar 02, 2012
Pamela_T in Recipes

Best pasta sauce in a jar?

I totally agree. It's almost as easy to make it as it is to open the jar and heat it up. My most basic sauce has only three ingredients - High quality canned tomatoes cooked with half a pealed onion (kept whole and removed at the end) and a couple tablespoons of butter stirred in at the very end. I got the recipe from somewhere and it s foolproof. Any additions (garlic, herbs, meat) just make it better. Even the very best canned sauce isn't anywhere close to as good imho.

Oct 20, 2011
Pamela_T in General Topics

Why Do Subway Restaurants Smell Awful?

I'm pretty certain that the smell comes from the paper that they toast the bread on. When they make a sandwich and you request that it be toasted, they put the meat and cheese on, and then put the sandwich on paper that can go in the oven with out igniting. Definitely some scary and nasty smelling chemicals are released as the paper turns slightly brown but remains relatively cool. I would bet money on it that this is the source of the nauseating smell that never goes away.

Jul 25, 2011
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