Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pasta and Shrimp With Wine Sauce

Tonight's dinner was a little bit of this and that from what I could find in the refrigerator, freezer and cupboards (and liquor cabinet!)  Part of the sauce is made from sweet vermouth and dry white wine - after the alcohol cooks off, you are left with a sauce that is quite tasty and not heavy.  I also had a couple of peppers, fusilli pasta and another one of my staples, frozen shrimp (thawed and patted dry).  All this added with some spices and garlic turned in a great weeknight meal that The Fisherman really enjoyed.  Italian bread goes great with this dish to sop up the extra wine broth.

Recipe Source:  Original

And I bet you are wondering what you could do with the extra Fusilli... well, you could make a Fusilli Jerry! (any Seinfeld fans out there? :-) 

Pasta and Shrimp in Wine Sauce Serves: 3-4 Calories: na Prep Time to Table: 30 minutes
Recipe : Original

-8 oz spiral pasta cooked
-1 small red pepper thinly sliced
-1 small green pepper thinly sliced
-8 oz. shrimp
-2 T butter
-1/2 t minced garlic
-1/2 t dried oregano
-1/2 t dried basil
- ¼ to ½ red pepper flakes
-1/2 c chicken broth
-1/4 cup sweet vermouth
-1/2 cup dry white wine

1. Prepare pasta as directed
2. Melt butter in large skillet and sauté garlic, oregano, basil, S&P and red pepper flakes until garlic is golden; add peppers and sauté until tender crisp
3. Add shrimp and cook about 3 min each side until done and remove from pan
4. Add chicken broth and simmer about 5 minutes; add vermouth and wine and simmer another 2 minutes; add shrimp and then toss with pasta



  1. Hi Deb,
    Your Pasta and Shrimp look delicious, the wine sauce must be awesome. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing on Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. I'm an old Seinfeld fan... too funny fusilli. Your salad look wonderful for a hot summer night. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.


  3. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop
    this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick


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