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COUSIN NANCY'S RIGATONI ALLA VODKA WITH SHRIMP Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nancy Thomas
Added: Sunday, January 22, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 tbsp. butter
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
3 basil leaves, chopped
1/2 c. vodka
1 can stewed tomatoes (14oz)
1/2 pt. heavy cream
1 lb. shrimp, peeled & deveined
1 lb. rigatoni cooked al dente and drained
additional basil leaves for garnish

Directions:
Directions:
In a medium saute' pan, melt butter over medium heat; do not let it brown. Over medium to low heat, cook the onion, garlic and basil until the onion pieces are soft (about 8-10 minutes). Add vodka to the pan. Raise the heat to boil, stirring mixture frequently. Lower heat to simmer and cook sauce for about 8 minutes or until about 1/4 of the mixture has evaporated and the aroma of the vodka has subsided. Add the tomatoes; continue cooking about 5 minutes longer - until the tomatoes are soft. Add heavy cream and cook 5 minutes longer. Add the shrimp; cover the pan and cook an additional 5-8 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through. In a large pot of salted, boiling water, add the pasta and cook according to package directions. When pasta is ready, drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add the vodka sauce and toss well with the pasta. Garnish with basil leaves if desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4

 

 

 

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