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Recipe by Southern Living December 2015


Credit: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe Summary

40 mins
1 hr 5 mins
Makes 6 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup hot pasta water.

  • Cook shrimp in hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes or just until pink. Remove from skillet. Add butter to skillet. Cook shallots in melted butter, stirring often, about 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, and cook 30 seconds.

  • Stir in wine, and cook, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes or until reduced to about 1 Tbsp. Stir in heavy cream and next 3 ingredients, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in cheese, lemon juice, spaghetti, and reserved 1/4 cup pasta water. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp and capers, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat, and sprinkle with Herbed Breadcrumbs.