We are closing on our house today! I’ll have to post details on how I like the house as soon as I get a chance! It’s going to be a long weekend of unpacking and getting settled, because Monday… is a work day! First day on the job as a renal dietitian! 😀
But today, the beautiful and intelligent Georgie of Ask Georgie is sharing a delicious recipe! I know I can’t wait to give this one a try!! Georgie is a Registered Dietitian and bulldog owner — we have lots in common! Unlike myself, Georgie is the ultimate calorie cutter in the kitchen…without sacrificing taste. My favorite recipe of Georgie’s (so far) has been her Faux Fried Calamari. We make this stuff ALL THE TIME!! So, without further adieu…Georgie!
Shrimp in Vodka Cream Sauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 large shallot, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
½ cup vodka OR ½ cup broth
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained well
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
1/8 to ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
¾ cup fat free half and half
1½ teaspoons cornstarch
¼ teaspoon baking soda
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Place a medium pot of water over high heat. (This will be used to boil the shrimp in step 5.)
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot, add oil, shallot and garlic and cook 2 minutes to soften.
- Add vodka or broth to skillet and raise heat to bring to a boil. Boil 2 to 4 minutes or until reduced by about half. Stir in tomatoes, basil and hot pepper flakes and reduce heat to medium.
- In a small bowl, whisk together half and half, cornstarch and baking soda until smooth. Whisk mixture into sauce, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste and turn heat to very low to keep warm.
- Add shrimp to boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes or until opaque. Drain and pat with paper towels to remove excess moisture. Toss shrimp with vodka sauce and serve.
Makes 2 servings.
Doesn’t that sound divine?! Mmmm!
Question: When making pasta sauces, do you typically purchase prepared sauces or opt for the homemade stuff? 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend,