Thursday, December 4, 2008

Capellini with Shrimp and Creamy Tomato Sauce

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound peeled large shrimp ( I use frozen shrimp, but make sure it is thawed and not too wet)
3 large garlic cloves, forced through a garlic press
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup apple juice (or apple juice concentrate for more flavor)
1 (14- to 15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 pound capellini (or spaghetti)

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 sauce with some of reserved water if necessary.

This is so delicious and so fast!

1 comment:

Marie said...

Yum, sounds good. I am going to try this on Friday.. Thanks!