My all-time favorite pasta dish: Creamy Shrimp and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta! Creamy sauce with shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, and pasta. Great job!
You know what? After Thanksgiving’s turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie food binge, I need something a little lighter.
My favorite pasta meal is creamy shrimp and sun-dried tomato pasta, so I whipped up a large batch to feed my family for dinner.
This spaghetti dish is just what I’m looking for. This year, Turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin aren’t on the menu; therefore, I won’t be eating them until the following year.
The flavors are exquisite, the pasta is light and slightly creamy. Incorporating sun-dried tomatoes transforms this dish from a simple side dish into a gourmet cooked meal that I wouldn’t mind repeatedly eating in the future.
Mirin, a Japanese sweet cooking wine, is the secret ingredient in my pasta dishes. This gives the savory pasta a sweet undertone.
If you happen to have mirin on hand, by all means, use it! It’s OK to use white wine instead of mirin if you don’t have the latter on hand. There is a noticeable difference in flavor!
What is the average number of calories in one serving?
- Each serving of this recipe contains only 249 calories.
With this recipe, what are its complementary dishes?
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- CHEESE PUFFS (GOUGERES)
- BASIL BUTTER CORN
- GARLIC HERB SAUTEED MUSHROOMS
- HONEY BALSAMIC CARROTS
- 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
- 6 oz. (170 g) sun-dried tomatoes plus oil
- 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 dashes of cayenne pepper
- 8 oz. (226 g) peeled, deveined, tail-on shrimp
- 1/4 cup Japanese mirin, sweet wine or white wine, optional
- 1 squirt lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt, to taste
- 12 oz. (340 g) spaghetti
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- Follow the package directions and cook the spaghetti until it’s al dente. Remove the drain and put it away.
- Preheat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat until shimmering. Sautee the prawns with the garlic. Before adding the cream and sun-dried tomatoes, cook the shrimp until they turn slightly white. If used, cayenne pepper, salt, and wine can all be added at this point.
- Add the spaghetti and toss to mix with the rest of the ingredients in the pan. Lemon juice and chopped parsley should be added to the pan after it has been taken off the heat.