Chef Mom

I've collected these recipes from family members, out-of-print cookbooks, magazines, and the backs of food cartons. I've modified quite a few of them and, I think, made them even better. I only put my family's favorites on this site, because I'd like for my friends to have as many good food memories as we do. Enjoy...

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Champagne Shrimp and Pasta

This is my New Year's Eve special. It is FABULOUS and quick and easy. It tastes like something you'd eat in a four-star restaurant.


8 oz. angel hair pasta
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 cups champagne
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons minced shallots
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
freshly grated parmesan cheese


-Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente; drain.

-Meanwhile, heat oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Cook and stir mushrooms in oil until tender. Remove mushrooms from pan and set aside.

-Combine shrimp, champagne and salt in the frying pan and cook over high heat. When liquid just begins to boil, remove shrimp from pan. Add shallots and tomatoes to champgne; boil until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 8 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup cream; boil until slightly thick, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add shrimp and mushrooms to sauce and heat through. Adjust seasonings to taste.

-Toss hot, cooked pasta with remaining 1/4 cup of cream and parsley. To serve, spoon shrimp with sauce over pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.


Blogger Crazy MomCat said...

This sounds WONDERFUL! I have to try it. I've printed off several of your recipes and still haven't got to try them, so I will have a Lucinda recipe night or something and sample them all. OK, well, maybe not all in ONE night...grin...

5:39 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I am so glad that I found your other blog and now this too!?! It's my lucky night!

This sounds so good. I wish I had discovered this before New Years. All your recipes sound wonderful! The Honey Cream Filled Crescents sound absolutely sinful - I cannot wait! YUM. Please keep sharing.

6:51 PM  

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