Thursday, March 13, 2014

Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

To watch this Video-Recipe please click HERE!!

Hi everyone, today's video is super easy and delicious pasta dish! I hope you like this one as much as we did! It will take you less than 25 minutes to make this delicious goodness from start to finish. Enjoy!

Serves 4
Ingredients:
  • 1½-2 lbs. of Shrimp,peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb. of Spaghetti
  • 1½ cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup Mexican Cream (or Salvadorean Cream, or 1 cup sour cream mixed with 3-4 tablespoons of heavy cream)
  • 1 tablespoon of Butter
  • 1 tablespoon of minced Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and ground Black Pepper to taste
  • ½ tablespoon of dry oregano(optional)
  • ½ tablespoon Chicken flavor Bouillon Seasoning (optional)

Season the shrimp with salt and ground black pepper to taste and 1 teaspoon of the minced garlic, mix well until the shrimp is well seasoned and set them aside until you are ready to use them.

In a large saucepan or pot, bring plenty of water to a boil, once the water is boiling, season it with plenty of salt, and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Cook the pasta until Al Dente.   Drain it,  place the spaghetti back in the sauce pan or pot, just to keep it warm, then season it with a pinch of salt, ground black pepper to taste, ½ tablespoon dry oregano, a dash of olive oil and fresh cilantro to taste, toss together and set it aside until you are ready to use it.

In a large skillet or sauce pan, melt the butter and cook the onion for about 2 minutes or until soft, then add in the chopped tomatoes and the minced garlic, stir and cook for 2 more minutes or until the garlic is soft. Season with  chicken flavor bouillon seasoning or with salt and pepper to taste,  add in the shrimp and ½  cup of the pasta water follow by ½ cup of the cream, and a ¼ cup of fresh cilantro, stir well until the cream is well combined with the rest of the ingredients.

If you think is necessary, add another ½ cup of water, (regular water now), or for a richer, creamier consistency add another ½ cup of the cream, stir once again, taste the flavor and add more salt and pepper if needed. Cook for around 5 minutes or until the shrimp is well cooked. (If you added too much liquid and the sauce it's not as thick as you would like, then add 1-1½ tablespoons of all purpose flour, mix until the flour is dissolved in the sauce and cook for 1 more minute.)

Once the shrimp is cooked, toss the pasta with the shrimp mixture until everything is well combine and then you are ready to serve. Garnish with more fresh cilantro and serve with your favorite vegetables. Enjoy!!

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