Monday, January 4, 2010
Spicy Shrimp, Sausage and Spinach Fettuccine
I'm back from the beach and ready for the new year to begin. I haven't really even cooked anything yet! I have some recipes that I made at the end of last year and I will post of one them now. This is a really good one. I love pasta with almost anything and it's even better when there is shrimp involved. I found this over at Dinners for a Year and Beyond. This recipe was listed as one of her top ones of the year and I certainly agree. It is delicious. The spinach is perfect with this and the corn is a really nice touch. I hope all you pasta lovers out there try this because you will love it. It's also very easy and that is always a plus.
1 pound fettuccine
1 medium onion, chopped
3 links of hot Italian sausage, removed from casing, about 1/4 pound
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/4 pounds of large shrimp (21-25/pound), peeled and deveined
4 large handfuls of baby spinach, about 4 cups loosely packed
1 cup corn
1/2 cup pasta water
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, plus more for serving
Cook fettuccine in a large pot of water according to package directions.
Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Set aside.
While the pasta cooks, heat a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and onions and saute for 5 minutes. Add the sausage
in small pieces and the garlic and cook until the sausage is cooked and browned.
Add shrimp to the pan and cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook for 3 or 4 minutes or until lightly wilted. Add corn and pasta water to saute pan and scrape up any bits cooked on to the bottom of the pan. Add pasta and toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper. Place in a serving bowl and top with Parmesan cheese. Serve with extra cheese.