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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Shrimp & Rigatoni with Tomato Cream Sauce

        So for the past maybe month or so, we have not had a working oven... 😢 The oven is super old as it is, and the coil on the heating element cracked and sparked so we immediately stopped using it. We ordered a new one at Home Depot buuuut it still won't be installed until March 14th. I MISS MY OVEN!!! I want to bake cookies and muffins and chicken and broil steak and garlic bread!!! My goodness the next 10 days better go by quickly. 
        Anyways, since the oven is in non-working condition, I've had to think up stove top or crock pot meals only almost every single night, For some, this may not be a tricky task- for me it is. My go to is broiled top sirloin, baked chicken, garlic bread, etc. Thankfully I have found a few new favorite (stove top) recipes! The latest one is shrimp and rigatoni pasta served with a delicious tomato cream sauce. We had it last night and it is soooo so good.

Shrimp & Rigatoni with Tomato Cream Sauce
(Recipe adapted from Cafe Delites )

  • 1-2 Tbsp. butter
  • About 1 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 pound to 1 pound of frozen, pre-cooked shrimp, or fresh
  • 1/4 cup white wine 
  • 1/2 a can of petite diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of freshly grated Parmesan  cheese
  • Spices: salt, pepper, a TINY pinch of Cayenne pepper, onion powder, Old Bay if desired
  1. Melt the butter in a large nonstick pan, turn heat to low and add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat back up to medium high and add the shrimp and season with desired spices, cook until no longer pink. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Pour the white wine into the pan and let it reduce for 2-3 minutes. Then add the diced tomatoes and juices and simmer for 3-5 minutes, covered.
  4. Turn the heat down to low and slowly stir in the cream and the Parmesan cheese. Stir until combined & cheese is fully melted.
  5. Add the shrimp back in and stir until all the shrimp is fully coated, let the shrimp get hot again. 
  6. Serve over the pasta of your choosing and enjoy! (A green side salad or broccoli are great side dishes.)