Saturday, September 12, 2009

Capellini with Shrimp

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


CAPELLINI WITH SHRIMP AND CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE

SERVES4
  • ACTIVE TIME:10 MIN
  • START TO FINISH:15 MIN
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 Gourmet.com

8 comments:

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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