Tuesday, August 16, 2011

penne with shrimp and herbed cream sauce

this recipe is from my absolute favorite chef, Giada De Laurentiis and oh boy is it a good one!

1 pound penne pasta
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 pound of shrimp
4 cloves of garlic 
1 15-ounce can of tomatoes ruffly chopped 
1/2 cup of fresh basil and 1/2 cup of fresh parsley 
1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes 
1 cup white wine
3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup clam juice (I couldn't find any so I didn't use any)
1/2 cup grated parmesan 

what you'll do:
-boil the penne (with lots of salt!) until cooked to your liking.


-in a skillet add the shrimp, garlic, salt and pepper until the shrimp starts to turn pink. remove the shrimp and let them hang out on the sidelines for bit with the pasta.

-in the same skillet, add the tomatoes, basil, parsley and red pepper flakes and let it cook for a few minutes. 
-now add the wine (use a lot or a little, depending on the night. wink-wink) and heavy cream. let the sauce do its thing and thicken. 

-throw it all together, add some parmesan cheese, stir and serve.

happy cooking and bon appetit! 

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