Capellini with Shrimp and Creamy Tomato Sauce
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 cup sweet (red) vermouth
1 (14- to 15-oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 lb. capellini (angel-hair pasta)
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook capellini according to package directions, until al dente. Drain and set aside.
While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers, then cook shrimp and garlic with oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, turning once, until golden, about 2 minutes total. Do not overcook! Remove shrimp from pan and set aside.
Stir in vermouth and tomatoes, scraping up any brown bits from bottom of skillet. Add cream and briskly simmer until sauce has thickened slightly, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice.
Return shrimp to sauce and cook just long enough to heat. Serve over hot pasta.
Yield: 4 servings
I added some large scallops (halved) to this dish, searing them along with the shrimp. This is a very quick and delicious meal. All you need to add is some crusty French bread and a crisp green salad.
Original recipe from Gourmet magazine (Paul Grimes)