Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shrimp and Pasta

This is a very favorite dish of ours, and I really don't have a recipe.  Anything goes, and it always turns out great.  I sauteed shrimp in butter and a little bit of olive oil and some chopped garlic.  Remove the shrimp and add chopped shallots to the pan.  When they have caramelized a little, add a splash of wine wine and deglaze the pan. 

At this point, add heavy cream-enough to make a sauce and to allow some reduction.  I then added some frozen peas and let them cook in the cream a short time.  In the meantime, fettuccine is cooking in a separate pot.  When the pasta is almost done, drain and add to the cream sauce.  Add back in the cooked shrimp and top with freshly grated Parmesan and a chiffonade of basil leaves. 

We enjoy this so much, and any vegetable or type of pasta may be used.  We enjoyed a very nice Columbia Crest Grand Estates Pinot Grigio, 2008.  Perfect, just perfect.

11 comments:

  1. This is one of our favorite dishes. We used to meet the shrimp boats when we lived in Charleston, S.C.. I miss the freshness and the cheapness! I will certainly put your recipe in our shrimp and pasta file. Pinot Grigio is a favorite too.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. Susan, shrimp and pasta! a perfect match, and simple recipes are wonderful.

    I imagine you will heading back to FL soon; enjoy your travel back.

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  3. I just made something similar last night for dinner. I used half & half. It's so simple and SO good1

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  4. I love dishes like this, Simple and so tasty. Diane

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  5. Susan, we have a very similar favorite... of the WHOLE family, not an easy thing... using cheese tortilini. Perfect is the best word! I don't add the cream in mine, but everything else is the same (a touch of crushed red pepper for good measure). Pure, simple goodness. Wouldn't it be nice if we were all sitting around enjoying this together!

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  7. What a delectable dish! I love shrimp and pasta together. I'll be having a glass of Chardonnay when I make this ;

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  8. HI Susan!

    That shrimp dish looks so good!!!
    So I guess that makes all " SUSANS" shrimp lovers..;-)

    ~ Susan

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  10. Sounds like a great dish Susan. I am catching up. Love your Roy Rogers fantasy. LOL

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  11. Yum! I do a similar dish with shrimp and pasta. I use artichoke hearts, capers, black olives (Greek) sun-dried tomatoes, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, some white wine - it's to die for, and I start of by cooking with some olive oil! We love it! I'm going to have to try yours!

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