Orecchiette with Shrimp in a Vodka Sauce
This Orecchiette with Shrimp in a Vodka Sauce cooks up quickly for a satisfying, utterly delicious 30 minute meal!
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined
- olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
- 1/2 cup good quality vodka
- 28 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
- 1 pound orecchiette pasta
Rinse shrimp with cold water and drain. Pull tails off and cut them in half. Coat a large saute pan with olive oil and place over medium heat. Cook and stir shrimp for a couple of minutes, just till opaque. Remove from heat and transfer shrimp to a dish and set aside. Coat pan with more olive oil. Add onion and cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for an additional minute.
Remove pan from heat and pour in the vodka. Return pan to heat and add crushed tomatoes, turn heat to high, and bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in the parsley, cream, salt and pepper. Allow to simmer while preparing pasta.
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain water from pasta. Add vodka sauce to drained pasta and stir to combine. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 906mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 883IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 287mg | Iron: 5mg