With no parents around, it is hard to find a good meal. Going out to nice restaurants starts to add up and buying all the ingredients to make a gourmet meal takes way too much time. What we need is a meal that doesn’t take over 15 minutes to make and can be made under $8.
What if this meal could impress the ladies, or guys, and even leave you some leftovers for lunch the next day? Here is what I did for a special dinner for my girlfriend. I was tired of taking her out to the same old restaurants, so I decided to rummage through my cabinet and rustle up something that I had never made before.
Here is exactly what I did. Time to make some Shrimp Scampi: College Style!
Here is what you are going to need:
1 pack of Ramen noodles
1 package of shrimp (shelled and deveined) – Can substitute for chicken if you like that better.
½ Stick of Butter
First step: Bring a pot of water (big enough to hold the Ramen noodles) to a boil. For a little extra seasoning, you can add a little salt before you add the noodles.
Next: Put the Ramen Noodles, just the noodles, into the water and cook for 6-8 minutes. Strain the noodles after they are done.
Next: Cook the shrimp for 4-6 minutes until they become a pinkish white color. Turn the heat off and add a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Finally: Add the contents of the shrimp pan to the noodles and dig in!
This may sound too good to be true, but once you take a bite, you will change your mind. Who needs to order take-out when you can make a gourmet meal right in your very own kitchen! My girlfriend loved it and I can almost guarantee your significant other will love it too.
~Chris W., student and master chef, Ball State University