Wednesday, November 18, 2009

capellini with shrimp

This is a family favorite, Capellini with Shrimp I've gone through entire bottles of vermouth making this over the years (I don't use it for anything else. . . so that should say something) It's great for a quick supper, or for company. All my kids will eat it! I always brine my frozen shrimp in a mixture of 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup chili powder (mc cormack's in a giant bottle from BJ's) and 1/2 c. diamond kosher salt in my big white bowl (I think it holds 10 cups of water) Use hot water, throw in the frozen shrimp and wait 20 min. Drain, but don't rinse. . . there will be chili powder left on the shrimp, this is o.k. I usually use a whole pound of pasta. . . with the same amount of sauce. Frankly I didn't read the recipe correctly the first time (and who makes 1/2 a pound of pasta anyway??? I have 3 kids that would never occur to me) and it came out really well. Just save a good amount of pasta water.

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