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Champagne Shrimp And Pasta

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Truth be told, only sparkling wines from the French Champagne region may be called "champagne". Others properly go by "sparkling wine", in Spain they are Cavas, and in Italy you’ll enjoy Asti Spumanti. However, most of us use the term "champagne" to describe bubbly, a special occasion beverage that tickles our nose and tantalizes our taste buds. It’s said that the smaller the bubbles the finer the champagne but I’m not really sure how to determine that (the bubble size, that is!).
Ingredients
  Angel hair pasta 8 Ounce
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Sliced fresh mushrooms 10 Ounce
  Medium shrimp 1 Pound, peeled, deveined, and butterflied if you can
  Champagne 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Minced shallots 2 Tablespoon (1 Medium Shallot)
  Plum tomatoes 2 , diced
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), divided into 0.75 c and 0.25 c
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Chopped fresh parsley 3 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 4 Tablespoon
Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta (later in the process).
Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large saute pan. Cook mushrooms, stirring occasionally until tender. Remove mushrooms from pan and set aside.
Combine champagne, shrimp, and salt in the saute pan and cook over high heat. Turn shrimp once during cooking process. When liquid just begins to boil remove shrimp from pan (in the same bowl as the reserved mushrooms).
Add shallots and tomatoes to champagne; boil until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 8 minutes.
Cook pasta until al dente (timing it to be done near the end of the step above). Drain. Toss hot, cooked pasta with remaining 1/4 cup cream and parsley (saving a little parsley to garnish with).
Stir in 3/4 cup cream; boil until slightly thick, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Add shrimp and mushrooms to sauce and heat through, being careful not to heat so much as to overcook the shrimp. Adjust seasonings to taste.
To serve spoon shrimp with sauce over pasta and top with parmesan cheese and parsley garnish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Servings: 
2
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