Shrimp in Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe

Shrimp pasta dish
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

Shallots, garlic, wine, tomatoes, and cream make a fabulous fresh sauce for shrimp and pasta. It is paired with angel hair pasta here, but feel free to use your favorite pasta or even cheese tortellini. Have all your ingredients chopped and ready to go because this dish only takes about 15 minutes to cook from start to finish.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 shallots (minced or 1/2 cup minced sweet onion)
  • 4 cloves garlic (peeled and minced or pressed for stronger flavor)
  • 1/2 cup Lambrusco (sweet red)
  • 6 Roma tomatoes (or 3 medium tomatoes, chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (dried; crushed to release flavor)
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil (dried)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound large shrimp (31 to 40 count, peeled and deveined)
  • 1 tablespoon basil (fresh, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces angel hair pasta (cooked al dente)
  • Garnish: additional chopped fresh parsley

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and saute shallots or sweet onions for 2 minutes. Add garlic and saute another minute. Carefully pour in wine and cook another minute, stirring constantly. Add chopped tomatoes, oregano, and basil, stirring to combine. Simmer about 5 minutes for flavors to blend.
  2. Add heavy cream to tomato mixture. Continue cooking until reduced and somewhat thickened. Add shrimp and fresh basil to tomato cream sauce and simmer, turning often, only until pink and opaque. (Do not overcook or the shrimp will become tough.) Stir in Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve immediately over cooked angel hair pasta.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 566
    Total Fat 28 g
    Saturated Fat 16 g
    Unsaturated Fat 9 g
    Cholesterol 298 mg
    Sodium 803 mg
    Carbohydrates 42 g
    Dietary Fiber 4 g
    Protein 37 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)