Do you need something special enough to serve your sweetheart on Valentine’s day? Or something good enough for your guests? Well, this is the dish for you. I would totally make this for guests again and again. I did treat my friends with this dish a few weeks ago, they thought it was restaurant quality too. Winning!
Personally, I’m not a fan of Valentine’s day, I think it’s an overrated, non-holiday destined to suck all the money out of you. One day a year should not be set aside for your significant other…all days of the year they should be paid attention to and adored. Unless, they’ve made you mad, then you don’t have to abide by this rule. I love making up my own rules 😉
I came across a recipe on Pinterest but, it left out most of the directions. So, by looking at the pictures and trying to re-create it, I came up with this dish. I’m so glad I did. It is so rich and mouth-watering, I wish I would have seen those pictures sooner!
So, let’s head to the kitchen shall we…
1 lb. of cooked large shrimp (thawed and tails removed)
2 T. butter
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 (14.5 oz.) can of diced tomatoes (I bought the tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano)
pinch of crushed red pepper
salt and pepper
2 t. light brown sugar
1 c. of half and half (plus a splash more)
3 T. fresh parsley or 1 t. dried parsley
1/4 c. (heaping) of freshly grated Parmesan cheese (plus extra cheese for topping)
8 oz. cooked linguine
I broke up the tomatoes in a mini food processor before adding them, I’m not a fan a big chunks of tomato. You can omit this step or if you’re not a fan you can keep this step. I thought it looked liked a better finished product also, if you’re going on eye appeal.
Next add the half and half and don’t forget that extra splash 🙂 Add the parsley also. Bring to a slow boil and then immediately turn heat down to medium-low. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until mixture reduces by a third.
While this is reducing, cook your linguine according to package directions.
See y’all next week 🙂