Saturday, September 12, 2009

Capellini with Shrimp

This is what I really want for diner with a wonderful green salad.


APRIL 2008
The addition of the sweet vermouth here punctuates the natural sweetness of the canned tomatoes, making this quick sauce taste as if it’s been simmered for hours.
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb peeled large shrimp
  • 3 large garlic cloves, forced through a garlic press
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup sweet (red) vermouth
  • 1 (14- to 15-oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 lb capellini (angel-hair pasta)
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers, then cook shrimp and garlic with oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, turning once, until golden, about 2 minutes total. Stir in vermouth and tomatoes, scraping up any brown bits from bottom of skillet. Add cream and briskly simmer until sauce has thickened slightly, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice.
  • Meanwhile, cook capellini in a pasta pot of boiling salted water (3 tablespoons salt for 6 quarts water) until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta-cooking water, then drain pasta.
  • Serve immediately, topped with shrimp and sauce. Thin with some of reserved water if necessary.

  • *Images and recipe compliments of


Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

This looks/sounds seriously delicious! Especially since seafood pastas are my FAV!

Thanks for stopping by Plush Palate...and I highly recommend the Julia Childs book. Besides getting a glimpse into her hard working ways and passion that led her to the top, it's also a beautiful depiction of marriage and a love story :)

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Emily said...

I just got so hungry! Such an easy recipe too! Thanks for sharing.

Between you, me and the Fencepost said...

mmmmm large shrimp and pasta. Delish!

Padgett Hoke said...

I was completely full from dinner until I saw this photo, even from my little google reader it made me salvate. it looks oh so yummy!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

OMG! I totally have to try this recipe! Shrimp is my absolute favorite and I love the flavor of vermouth. It's on my list for the week! Thanks for sharing!

The Consummate Hostess said...

Yum! This sounds just delicious. I hope that y'all had a wonderful weekend!

Style Redux 2 said...

Looks wonderful and easy!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

that looks great. unfortunately for me, my husband is the cook, and he's allergic to shrimp!!

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