Twelve Days of Sauce - Ninth Day

The sauce today is what holds together Shrimp Scampi.  This is not a complicated sauce, and it is actually going to be a bit of a challenge to write down.  I have cooked this for years; it is one of the recipes I learned at the restaurant I worked at in college – thank you Chef Ron.  So it is a pretty rustic recipe, please use your best judgment and enjoy.


Shrimp Scampi

1 – 12 oz package of linguini or angel hair
1 ½ lb of shrimp, cleaned and shelled
Olive oil, about 2 – 3 tbsp to start
Butter, about 2 tbsp to start
Shallots – probably one, diced
Tomatoes, one good size one, seeded and diced
Cream, probably ½ cup
White wine, probably ½ cup

Cook pasta as directed.  In a skillet, melt butter and heat olive oil.  Add shallots and saut√© for about 2-3 minutes (depending on your patience level that day).  Add white wine, parsley, salt and pepper and heat; bring to a simmer.  Add shrimp, cooking about 3 minutes on either side (until they just turn pink).  Add tomatoes, stir.  Add cream; stir for about a minute or so.  Let everything come together, then plate pasta and Shrimp Scampi on top of that. 

(I told you it would be rustic!)

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