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Shrimp Fettuccine Recipe

Shrimp Fettuccine Recipe

This delicious recipe makes the perfect amount for two. It's become one of my husband's favorites—it's lighter but still very flavorful and satisfying.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen snow peas
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • 1. In a blender, combine the ricotta cheese, parsley, basil and chives; cover and process until blended; set aside. Using a vegetable peeler, make long thin strips from carrot. Cook fettuccine according to package directions, adding the carrot strips during the last minute of cooking.
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute the snow peas, mushrooms and shrimp in butter for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Combine cornstarch and orange juice until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the tomato; cook 2 minutes longer or until heated through.
  • 3. Drain Fettuccine; toss with ricotta mixture. Add shrimp mixture and gently toss. Season with salt and pepper. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (calculated without salt) equals 363 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 203 mg cholesterol, 337 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.