Monday, March 15, 2010

Shrimp and Pasta

Shrimp and pasta has recently become a favorite of my boyfriend, Stephen's. The last several times we have gone out to eat, he immediately looks for it on the menu. And is disappointed if a restaurant doesn't have it. He likes it so much, that it is one of the very few meals that he has actually talked about days after eating. So, I had to make some for him. this is my spicy version for my spicy boy.

Shrimp and Pasta

1 lb. penne pasta
1 lb. shrimp
10 oz. andouille sausage, cut on bias
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
Creole seasoning, to taste
Ground red pepper, to taste
1 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. half and half
Fresh parsley

Boil pasta and reserve 1 cup of pasta water. In large skillet, brown sausage. Remove sausage from skillet, add onion and cook for 5-6 minutes over medium heat. Add tomatoes, creole seasoning and ground red pepper, cook for 3 minutes. Season shrimp with creole seasoning and ground red pepper. Add shrimp to skillet, cook for 3-4 minutes. Mix in broth, half and half, and pasta water. Add pasta, mix well and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and top with parsley.

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