Saturday, August 17, 2013

Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Creme Fraiche

Even though we made this meal completely from scratch, pasta included, it took really no time at all - about 30 minutes. Making our own pasta really added to it but we are sure the creamy sauce is good no matter what type of pasta you put it on!


Check out our Homemade Pasta (Fettuccine) recipe to see how we make our pasta. This time we did learn and hung our fresh pasta over coat hangers to keep it from sticking together. This is a very cheap and easy way to avoid getting one giant glob of fresh pasta when making the rest!

1/4 cup creme fraiche
1 pound shrimp
1/4 cup butter
Juice from 1/2 lemon
2 cloves garlic
1/2 Tbs wine
1/2 Tbs cornstarch
1 Tbs chicken stock
salt, pepper, basil

The sauce only takes about 15 minutes so prepare you pasta accordingly!

Prepare the shrimp by peeling and deveining them (if needed). Melt butter in a large skillet, add lemon juice and diced garlic. Add the shrimp and cook them until they are opaque.

Remove the shrimp and set aside. Return the skillet to the stove and add the wine, corn starch, chicken broth, and creme fraiche. Simmer the sauce until it thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste. Put the sauce over the pasta and shrimp and garnish with fresh basil.

We got the idea for this recipe from Paula Deen on but what we made it not very similar to the original recipe.