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Creamy Shrimp Prawn Pasta: the recipe for the creamy and light dish

Total time: 1H30
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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Ingredients
rigatoni pasta
320 grams
Shrimps
500 grams
Tomato puree
500 grams
prawns
600 grams
Parsley
1 tuft
Shallot
1
fresh chili peppers
1-2
Garlic
2 cloves
Water
2 liters (8 ½ cups)
Lemon
1
Extra virgin olive oil
as much as needed
salt and pepper to taste

Creamy shrimps prawns pasta is a rich and tasty seafood first course, which will win even the most demanding palates. The secret of its success lies in the choice of fresh quality shellfish and in the creation of a fragrant fish stock with which to enrich the sauce. The final result is a fragrant and creamy dressing, without the addition of cream. It's an easy dish that everyone can make, as long as you carefully follow the recipe, perfect for a fish-based lunch or dinner, in which you want to amaze your guests. So let’s see how to perfectly prepare the rigatoni with cream of shrimps and prawns step by step.

How to make Creamy Shrimp Prawn Pasta

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Shell the shrimps and remove the head and dark filament of the intestine (1). Set aside the scraps you will need for the fish stock.

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In a pan, prepare a base with extra-virgin olive oil, parsley, shallot, garlic and a pinch of fresh chili pepper, then put on the stove (2) and fry gently.

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Add the crustaceans shells and brown them for a few minutes (3).

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Cover with water and simmer for 20-25 minutes (4).

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Fry the remaining garlic in a pan with a drizzle of oil, the chili and parsley; pour the tomato puree, stir (5) and cook for a few minutes.

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Once ready, filter the fish stock with a sieve (6).

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Add the shrimps to the tomato puree (7), sprinkle with the filtered fish stock and cook for a few minutes; blend everything with an immersion blender.

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Add the prawns to the sauce and cook for a few minutes (8).

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Boil the rigatoni pasta in boiling salted water; drain it al dente, pour it into the pan with the sauce and cook, adding more fish stock if necessary (9).

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When the cooking juices are completely dry, serve the pasta in individual plates and add some chopped parsley and a grated lemon zest. Bring to the table and enjoy (10).

How to store Creamy Shrimp Prawn Pasta

Creamy shrimp prawn pasta can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, in an airtight container.

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