Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Spaghetti with Spicy Shrimp and Tomato Cream Sauce

Proverbio Italiano of the day
 "Fà bbene e scuordate; fà male e piensece."

Meaning: Do bad and think about it, do good and forget about it. It's a good reminder to always do the right thing in life regardless of what was done to you. Be the bigger person, do the right things and then forget about it and let things be, as opposed to doing bad things and then having them on your conscience.

I recently found this recipe online but of course tweaked it a bit to my liking. 

I really love cooking with shrimp and linguine type pasta in the summertime, it's a delicious and light combination. Buon Appetito!

serves 4   

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 pound shrimp without shells
crushed red pepper
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 cloves, minced
2 cups crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup water
1 package or half cube chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 oz spaghetti

let's make it
1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook about 1 minute.
2. Add crushed red pepper, paprika and salt. 
3. Remove shrimp once cooked and set on a plate aside.
4. Using the same skillet, add chopped onion and garlic, cook on medium heat olive oil until onions soften.  
5. Dissolve chicken stock in 1/4 cup boiling water. Add to skillet, as well as crushed tomatoes. 
6. Add basil, oregano and simmer in mixture for about 10-15 minutes. Make sure all of the tomatoes are crushed into small pieces.
7. Add heavy cream, mix well. Boil pasta in another pot according to directions on box. 
8. Once pasta is cooked add it to the skillet along with shrimp. Mix all together. Add more salt and pepper if you like. 
9. Sprinkle with fresh chopped basil and crushed red pepper, serve hot.

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