Friday, May 13, 2011

Cancer Fighting Foods

A lot of us have a fear of getting cancer. Cancer is one of the scariest deceases. But, there are ways to decrease your chances of getting cancer by eating certain foods. Whole grains, vitamins and minerals  help fight cancer. Phytochemicals can be found in wild blueberries, black currents, muscadine grape juice, black rice, unpolished brown basmati rice, jasmine rice and black pasta. Phytochemicals are the active health-protecting compounds that are found as components of plants. A list of other cancer fighting foods can be found at The American Institute For Cancer Research.

Black Squid Ink Pasta With Shrimp


4 ounces Black Squid Ink Pasta

2 teaspoons butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon shallots, minced

1/4 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

Nutmeg, freshly grated to taste

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper, to taste

6 frozen cooked Shrimp thawed, tails intact (61 - 70 count)

2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, finely grated

4 chive stems for garnish


Prepare black squid ink pasta according to package directions.

In a skillet over medium high heat melt butter, saute garlic and shallots for 2 minutes; add white wine; boil until liquid is reduced by half. Add chicken broth and heavy cream, lower the temperature and simmer until the sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat; add nutmeg, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Spoon sauce onto serving plates.

Twirl the pasta around a long-tined fork, slide off the fork onto the sauced plates. Add shrimp, Parmesan cheese, chives and serve this beautiful black squid ink shrimp creation.

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