Creamy Shrimp Pasta Largo

Author: Canadian Living

Owner Paolo Putignano and chef Luc Martineau's restaurant, Largo Resto-Club, with a short-and-to-the-point Mediterranean-inspired menu, is a magnet for a young crowd at lunchtime. The menu's bold flavours reign in the evening, too, complemented by jazz. This rich pasta dish makes a fine appetizer course.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pkg raw shrimp thawed. peeled and deveined
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon mild curry paste
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 plum tomato peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup shredded fresh basil

Method

In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat. Pat shrimp dry; saut?half at a time and adding remaining oil as necessary, just until turning pink, about 2 minutes. Scoop onto plate.

Reduce heat to medium; fry shallots with curry paste until softened, about 3 minutes. Pour in wine; boil, stirring often, until almost evaporated, about 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut tomato into thin strips; add to skillet along with cream, salt and pepper. Bring to boil; boil until liquid is thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 1 minute. Return shrimp to skillet; toss and reheat.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti until tender but firm, 6 minutes. Drain and return to pot. Add shrimp mixture; stir in basil. Serve in warmed pasta bowls.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 464 mg
  • Protein 22 g
  • Calories 563.0
  • Total fat 31 g
  • Cholesterol 173 mg
  • Saturated fat 14 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g

%RDI

  • Iron 29.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 57.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 26.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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