April National Food days
Wondering what cooking activities that are
available in April? Click on the days below to find recipes to use
for each national food day. As well as ideas for cooking in April.
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National Food Days in April
Click on the days below to find recipes and cooking ideas to use for
each national food day.
More Cooking Ideas in April
learn more about
garlic and garlic recipes
BLT Salad Recipe
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month
National Food Month
- See our recipe
- pecan recipe
- learn about
is 1st week of April- Baking
recipes for kids
Egg salad week
is last week in April- see how
to make egg salad
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4-6
- 1 16-oz. box spaghetti
- 2 T. unsalted butter
- ½ large red onion, diced
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ t. ground cumin, divided
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1¼ lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 T. fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 large lemons, cut into wedges, divided
Optional, To Serve:
- Parmesan cheese, freshly grated Directions:
1. Heat a large pot of salted water over medium-high heat. Add
spaghetti and cook according to package instructions.
2. While the spaghetti is cooking, add butter to a large skillet set
over medium heat. Add red onion, garlic, and ground cumin. Season
with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook,
stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and begins to develop
some color, approximately 6-7 minutes.
3. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently,
until the shrimp changes color and starts to curl slightly,
approximately 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook.
4. Remove skillet from heat and add the chopped parsley and a couple
squeezes of fresh lemon juice. Season with additional salt and black
pepper, if desired, and stir to combine. Set aside.
5. When spaghetti is ready, remove from heat and pour into a
colander. Rinse briefly with warm water to prevent sticking. Shake
off excess moisture and transfer to a serving platter. Top spaghetti
with the cooked shrimp mixture and serve immediately with the
remaining lemon wedges and some freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if
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