Shrimp Vodka Pasta

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Photo: José Picayo
Recipe from Cooking Light

A simple vodka-marinara sauce is tossed with refrigerated fettuccine and sauteed shrimp and for a quick and filling one-dish entree.

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces refrigerated fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 12 ounces large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 1 1/3 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil, divided
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms

Preparation

Hands On: 18 Minutes
Total: 18 Minutes

  1. 1. Cook pasta per directions. Drain.
  2. 2. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; sauté for 4 minutes or until done. Remove shrimp from pan.
  3. 3. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Carefully add vodka; cook 1 minute. Add marinara, 1/4 cup basil, cream, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Stir in pasta and shrimp. Sprinkle with remaining basil.
Jackie Newgent,
April 2012