Thursday, November 5, 2009

122 Tree Lane's Creole Pasta for Foodie Friday

It's Foodie Friday, hosted by Gollum!
I am so lucky to live in the town that I do. I just Love Helena, Alabama. We have the best of both worlds-we are both a little country town with the comforts of the big city. It's great...we have that hometown feel. It's a town where community is important. And thus is my choice for my Foodie Friday recipe.
It's from a quiant little restaurant called 122 Tree Lane. I have had the pleasure of dining at Tree lane, it's delicious and such an asset to Helena. Located in the heart of Old Town Helena, the menu is a fresh and innovative way to tie the classics to modern food styles. At 122 Tree lane, they pride themselves in offering food that is exquisite in appearance and flavor.The restaurant is a perfect place for a ladies lunch or corporate lunch. With the white table clothes and placed silverware, the service matches the decor.
Todays' dish is courtosey of 122 TreeLane, it's Creole Pasta and it is a signature dish of 122 Tree Lane.
Today I bring you a video of the Tree Lane chef, Etricia Williams, preparing the dish on our local tv station, NBC 13's daytime talk show called, "Daytime Alabama". Its a very simple dish to prepare. Grab a paper and pen to jot down the ingredients and simple instructions or you can read what I took down very quickly below.

Creole Pasta

3-4 Tbsp butter
1 cup each-shrimp (tailess, shelled and deveined), crawfish tails, endouee sausage, prepared grilled chicken breast
1 Tbsp (or more) Tomato paste
Tony's Cajun Seasoning
1/2 chopped red and green bell pepper
1/2 (or more) Heavy whipping cream
1 small box pasta, prepared according to directions, drained
chopped tomatoes, chopped chives for garnish
parmesan cheese

Add butter to a hot skillet, as well as meats and red and green peppers and sauté. Add tomato paste and blend into butter. Add Tony's seasoning to taste. Add whipping cream and stir. Bring to a boil, then simmer. Cream will begin to thicken. Sauce should be a coral color, if not, add a bit more tomatoes sauce. Add cooked pasta, toss gently. Plate and then add chopped tomatoes, chives and parmesan cheese.

122 Tree Lane

776 Second Street
Helena, AL 35080
Phone: 205-664-7272 Fax: 205-664-7270
New Hours Starting May 5th:
Lunch Hours: Thurs-Sat 11-3pm
Dinner Hours: Tues-Thurs 5-9pm
Friday and Sat 5-10pm
Closed Sunday and Monda


Lori E said...

No shell fish for me but the rest looks so good. What an interesting way to post for Foodie Friday.

Mary said...

This really sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a great weekend.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I only wish I were close enough to go to the restaurant! Thanks for sharing this.