Tuesday, April 22, 2014
VODKA PENNE with FRESH SHRIMP
7 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup vodka
3/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
14-oz. crushed tomatoes in puree
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. salt
16-oz. penne, cooked al dente, drained
4 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb. fresh medium shrimp
Melt the butter in a saucepan.Stir in the vodka and crushed red pepper. Simmer for 2 minutes.
Stir in the tomatoes and cream. Simmer for 5 minutes.
(Favorite beach house-not my house-but a girl can dream.)
Add the salt and mix well. Remove from the heat.
Place the penne in a warm serving bowl.
Add the shrimp.
Add the tomato mixture and toss gently.
Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
Garnish with chopped fresh basil or parsley.
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking,
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.