Friday, April 16, 2010

Shrimp Fettucini

For the days when you're looking fo the perfect recipe that wow's the crowd but is a cinch to put together- Shrimp Fettucini. The shrimp adds elegance the flavor makes it unforgettable. The coolest thing ever, on my latest trip to the liquor store I noticed they now sell mini wine bottles perfect for cooking! No need to buy a huge bottle for one recipe, $1.99 gets you the perfect size bottle of Sutter Homes Sauvignon Blanc just enough to make the recipe pop! I made this dish for my mom's birthday last night, it's the perfect special occasion recipe simple yet sophisticated.

5 bundles of Barilla egg fettucini ( it's sold in a one huge box you only need 5)
1 lb of shrimp
1/4 c of capers
1 cup of sauvignon blanc
1 stick of butter ( I know, I know.. but it's why it tastes so good)
1 bunch parsley chopped
1 shallot minced
1 clove of garlic minced
2 tbsp of cornstrach mixed with 2 tbsp of cold water

Cook pasta according to directions, reseve cooking water
Saute shallot and garlic in 4 tbsp of butter ( half of stick) 5 minutes
When shallots ar soft, add in shrimp cook 4 minutes or until half way cooked
Remove shrimp - reserve
Add in wine - reduce sauce 4 minutes
Add in pasta, 1/4 cup of cooking water and cornstarch mixuture- cook 2 minutes
Add Shrimp back to pan, add in capers, parsley and remaining butter
Adjust seasoning and enjoy!


  1. Gave this a try and the flavor was good but next time, we'll pass on the cornstarch approach.

  2. Glad you liked the flavor! Isn't the recipe so easy!