Fish & Seafood/ Pasta, Rice, Grains

Pasta with Shrimp and Garlic Cream Souce

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Ingredients:
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh basil
  • 2 Tbs. salt, plus more, to taste
  • 1/2 lb. any kind of pasta
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste

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Directions:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
Add the 2 Tbs. salt and the pasta to the boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until al dente, according to the package instructions.

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When the pasta is within about 3 minutes of being al dente, in a large fry pan over medium-low heat, warm the oil. Add the garlic, shallot and sauté until fragrant and softened, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and sauté until they are just opaque throughout, about 3 minutes. Add the warm cream and lemon juice to the pan and season the sauce with salt and pepper and minced basil.

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Drain the pasta and add it to the fry pan. Toss the pasta to coat with the sauce and shrimp and serve immediately.

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6 Comments

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    Magic of Spice
    July 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Lovely pasta dish! And the pasta itself is so unusual, will have to look for that one 🙂

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    Eftychia
    August 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    This dish looks delicious!! So colourful… Yummy!!

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    grace gunawan
    September 8, 2011 at 5:50 am

    wow! what kind of pasta did u use? so gorgeous 😀

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    Anonymous
    September 8, 2011 at 8:44 am

    looks amazing. bet you really enjoyed this dish. great post

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    Anonymous
    September 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I love that pasta – so pretty! I may make this for my dinner tonight, but sub in scallops – yum!

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    Fisher Boy
    November 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    What a fantastic seafood recipe! We must admit we had to investigate the multi-colored pasta as well! It looks great, I'm sure it's delicious! We'd be very interested in the process behind its creation!

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