Monday, March 16, 2009

Sauteed shrimp linguine with spicy cream sauce


1/2 lb. peeled and cleaned large shrimp
1/2 lb. fresh spinach linguine ( use dried if you can't find fresh)
1 tsp. unsalted butter
1 pint heavy cream
1/2 stick unsalted butter ( use unsalted otherwise sauce will be salty!)
1/4 cup lobster stock
2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
Cook linguine according to directions on container. Saute shrimp in 1 tsp. of butter in large saute pan. Cook until just pink on both sides. Approximately 2-4 minutes total. Remove from pan and set aside. Add heavy cream and lobster stock to the pan, simmer and reduce 5 minutes at medium heat. Add butter, red pepper flakes and ground pepper to the cream mixture. Simmer and reduce 5 more minutes until sauce is thickened. Taste cream mixture and add salt if needed. Put all but 4 of the shrimp into the cream mixture, cook 1-2 minutes.
Toss linguine in the cream mixture and plate into 4 servings. Place reserved sauteed shrimp on top of pasta, sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Bon appetite!

9 comments:

Joie de vivre said...

These look lovely! Hubby has been craving shrimp. He found a recipe in a Rick Bayless book I checked out from the library and was trying to tempt me with it. :)

ChefBliss.com said...

It seems to be a spicy shrimp week and I'm loving it. This looks mouth-wateringly wonderful!

Talita said...

Sounds delicious! I want linguine for tomorrow.

Sippity Sup said...

very sophisticated combo and another gorgeous photo. GREG

Chef E said...

I am loving the portion control on that plate! Maybe I could sneak that amount into my gluten-free lifestyle you think?

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Sarah Herman said...

Chef E-
I try to plate smaller amounts when that much butter and cream is involved! As for gluten allergy, hmmm I bet there is a gluten free pasta on the market now! I also might have to consider this a challenge for a dessert one of these weeks!

Donna-FFW said...

This dish looks delectable. I love shrimp and over pasta with this spicy cream sauce, Heaven on a plate!! Gorgeous!

5 Star Foodie said...

This looks just lovely! The spicy cream sauce sounds fabulous with the shrimp linguine!

Lori said...

Oooh! I love all pasta with a spicy saucy. And with shrimp? It sounds amazing. Simple, yet so much flavor. Beautiful pictures as well.