Shrimp Sauce Recipe

This Shrimp Sauce Recipe will produce a delightful pasta sauce that is made with tomatoes, shrimp, wine, basil, crushed red pepper and other flavorful ingredients.

Shrimp Sauce illustration
Shrimp Sauce

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Did you know that although (Penaeus setiferus) are classified as white shrimps, the shells are actually greenish gray?
Or, that shrimp are commercially sized by count -- that is -- ,how many  shrimp there are in a pound?

Preparation time: 10 Min.
Cooking time: 35 Min.


Shrimp Sauce Recipe Ingredients

• olive oil
• chopped onion
• sugar
• dried leaf basil
• salt
• canned tomatoes in puree
• canned tomato paste
• water
• large shrimp
• dry sherry or white wine
• crushed red pepper (+/- to taste)


Recipe Preparation

  1. Heat a light olive oil in a 3 to 4-quart saucepan over medium heat; add onion and sauté until onions turn yellow and soften, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in the sugar, basil, and salt, and then add the tomatoes with puree, tomato paste, and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp, sherry or wine, and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Simmer for about 1 minute longer, or until shrimp are cooked through.

Serve with hot cooked pasta and pass the Parmesan cheese.

Good cooking and Bon Appetit!

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