Tagliatelle Pasta with Shrimp and Cherry Tomatoes

Tagliatelle Pasta with Shrimp and Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more for finishing
  • 3 large cloves garlic, very thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined, or large shrimp, halved
  • 1/2 tsp. grated orange zest
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 14-1/2-oz. can whole tomatoes, drained and roughly chopped
  • 8 oz. egg fettuccine
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for cooking the pasta. In a large skillet over low heat, combine the olive oil and garlic.
  • Cook gently, stirring, until the garlic is just fragrant and beginning to turn golden, 2 to 4 minutes; don't let it brown or crisp.
  • Add the shrimp and zest; season with salt and pepper. Raise the heat to medium high and sear the shrimp quickly just until they turn bright pink, about 1 minute on each side -- they don't need to be cooked through at this point.
  • Add the wine and let it simmer for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and cook until heated through.
  • Set aside over very low heat if the pasta is not yet ready. Meanwhile, cook the pasta until just tender. 
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water  and then drain the pasta, leaving drops of water clinging to it. Add the pasta and half of the reserved cooking liquid to the skillet.
  • Gently simmer for a few minutes so the flavors meld and the pasta can drink up the sauce.
  • Stir in the parsley, taste for salt and pepper, and serve warm with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.

Yield

Two servings

 

Amanda Black
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