Shrimp-and-Sausage-Pasta-Caprese

Description

Tender shrimp and zesty Italian sausage sauted together with vine ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh basil tossed together with a garlic-butter sauce and angel hair pasta. Served topped with lots of melted buffalo mozzarella cheese.

INGREDIENTS:

To Assemble:

  • 2 oz. Bonici Old World Specialties Italian Sausage, Large Chunk (#101817-269)
  • 6 Shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail-on, 26-30/lb.
  • 6 oz. Angel Hair Pasta, cooked al dente
  • 3 oz. Cherry Tomatoes, cleaned, cut into quarters
  • 1/8 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • White Pepper, ground, pinch
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, pinch
  • 2 oz. Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, cubed
  • Basil, fresh, julienne, to taste

Garlic Butter Sauce: (Approximate Yield: 15 oz.)

  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil, light
  • Garlic, fresh, chopped,to taste
  • 6 oz. White Wine, Chablis
  • 8 oz. Butter, unsalted, softened at room temperature
  • Kosher Salt, to taste

Directions:

  • Arrange frozen sausage crumbles in a single layer on a parchment lined sheet pan. Cover tightly and slack in cooler between 32 and 36F prior to use.

To assemble single serving:

  • Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium high heat. Once hot, add the shrimp and Italian sausage crumbles and saute for 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp are partially cooked on both sides and the sausage begins to brown.
  • Next add in 2 oz. of the garlic butter sauce and simmer for 1 minute. Add in the heated angel hair pasta (dunk the pasta in boiling water and drain well) and allow to simmer for 1 minute.
  • Toss in the cherry tomatoes, kosher salt, white pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, 1 oz. of the fresh mozzarella cheese and 1/8 oz. of julienne basil, and quickly toss together. Arrange the pasta in a serving dish, placing the shrimp atop the pasta. Garnish with the remaining fresh mozzarella cheese and the remaining 1/8 oz. of basil.

Garlic Butter Sauce:

  • Heat the olive oil in a sauce pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Immediately add in the white wine, bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer. Continue to simmer until there is almost no liquid left in the sauce pot.
  • Remove the sauce pot from the heat and whisk in the butter. Season with kosher salt, cover and hold hot at or above 135F.

Serving Size: 1 Shrimp and Sausage Pasta Caprese (Approx. 14 ounces)

Additional Information

Category: Pasta
Recipe Source: Manufacturers Pizza
Submitted By: Bonici