I mentioned the other day that I picked up some scallops at Pike Place Markets. While I was there I also bought some Shrimp – with the goal of making Shrimp Pasta.
If you have ever made fettuccine, turning it into a Shrimp pasta is very simple. This recipe is based on my favorite fettuccine recipe, although as you can see I used linguine instead of fettuccine. It comes from the Nestle Very Best Cooking website and I have used it for years! We, of course, use gluten free pasta so that my love can eat the meal. These days I actually prefer brown rice pasta over wheat pasta. I find it fascinating how our tastes change over time. It reminds me how I need to keep on trying foods! We’re not really that much different from a child who screws up their nose at their first taste!
I cook all the elements of this meal separately and everything is tossed together at the end. My peas are in the microwave. I have one pot of pasta cooking on the stove top. In another saucepan I am making the sauce and the shrimp are in the frying pan. Thank goodness for stoves with 4 elements!
- 12 oz linguine or fettuccine
- 1/2 cup frozen green peas
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and veins removed
- 5 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour or brown rice flour
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup grated provolone cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Peel and de-vein shrimp. Set aside, on ice or in the refrigerator until ready to cook.
- Boil water in a large saucepan. Add pasta and cook until al dente, according to pasta package directions.
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of water to a small microwave bowl. Add the peas and cook for 1-2 minutes until warm. Set aside.
- In a large frying pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp changes color and is cooked through.
- In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour.
- Gradually add the evaporated milk and broth. Stir constantly until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, provolone cheese, cayenne pepper and black pepper until the cheese has melted.
- Toss the white sauce, peas, shrimp and pasta together. Serve immediately.