Friday, April 8, 2011

Sauteed Shrimp with Spaghetti- shh it's healthy too!

Fish Friday's here at NYC Cooks and boy do I have an awesome recipe for you- Jen DePalma's Sauteed Shimp with Spaghetti- it has bacon (now ya know it's gonna be delish), spinach, capers and I use my secret trick for making a light yet luscious cream sauce!

People are always searching for some great shrimp and pasta dishes and this is a sure fire, fool proof recipe. Trust me, I didn't intend for this to be a healthy recipe it just happened to turn out that way. The cornstarch mixture added to the pasta water helps to create a thick cream like sauce and then I add in just 1 tbsp of heavy cream to give your taste buds the creamy mouth feel they're in search of. FYI-if your family enjoys this dish as much as mine you may just want to double the recipe :)

Shrimp frying up in all that bacon goodness
I slide in a the Parm Reggiano rind for extra flavor
It's all coming together
Jen DePalma's Sauteed Shrimp & Spaghetti
1 lb of large shrimp
1 bag of fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1/4 cup of capers
3 slices of bacon-chopped
1 clove of garlic sliced
1/4 small onion finely diced
2 tbsp of cornstarch mixed w/ 2tbsp of water
1/2 cup of starchy pasta water
1 lb of thin spaghetti
Cooking pasta according to bo, reserve 1/2 cup of cooking liquid
In a large saute pan, ook bacon until crispy- 7 minutes
Remove bacon , set aside
Add 1 itsp of loive oil to pan and saute onion and garlic
Add in Shrimp- cook half way (appx 4 minutes) , toss is capers and spinach
Make a well in pan (see pic), slide in Rind of Parm Reggiano- cook 2 minutes
Add in Pasta Water and conrstarch mixture-  allow to thicken 1-2 mintes
Add in Spaghetti and 1 tbsp of heavy cream
Now Eat! 

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