Thursday, November 3, 2011

Chef Chuck's Pasta with Shrimp and Artichokes


Cannolicchi con Gamberi e Carciofi
A pasta dish inspired from our recent trip to Lake Garda in northern Italy.  Succulent shrimp sauteed in a light red sauce with cherry tomatoes, marinated artichokes and a touch of fresh basil. This blend of marinated artichokes and a touch of the sea gives this dish a memorable flavor.
                                                                                                                                                          Chef Chuck's Pasta with Shrimp and Artichokes
1/2 pound pasta
8-12 medium shrimp, peeled
1 cup artichoke hearts 
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons tomato sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste


Cook pasta in salted boiling water till al dente.  
Meanwhile in a large frying pan heat olive oil add garlic and saute for a minute, remove and discard.  
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, artichokes, salt and pepper saute for a few minutes.  Add shrimp and cook a minute or two.  Strain pasta and combine with other ingredients, stir to coat and sprinkle basil leaves on top.
Ricette by Chef Chuck's Cucina


                                                         

4 comments:

  1. Wow, this is really great! i like this pasta. Did you come in Italy? I lived near Lake Garda for 3 years, it is a wonderful place.

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  2. Ciao Gioppa, Glad you like. I just returned from Italy! Lake Garda was beautiful... Thank you for your comment.

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  3. I like your blog...I always find an inspiration!

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  4. Thank you for your comment, Gioppa!

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