Shrimp and pasta in a sweet, buttery, Amaretto sauce with almonds.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
22 mins
total:
37 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 Servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Place flour in a bowl and season with a pinch of salt. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until bubbling. Dredge the shrimp in the flour a few at a time, and place in the skillet. Work as quickly as possible, as the shrimp will cook very quickly. Cook shrimp only part way, about 1 or 2 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined dish, and set aside.

  • Stir in the honey and almonds, return to a simmer, and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Very carefully pour in the Amaretto. Light a match, or even better, a long wooden skewer. Holding your hand away from the flame and to the side of the pan, ignite the Amaretto. This will quickly burn off the alcohol and speed the reduction process. Lightly boil for 2 minutes to reduce.

  • Return the shrimp and pasta to the skillet, and toss together until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

782 calories; protein 24.5g 49% DV; carbohydrates 115.2g 37% DV; fat 22.2g 34% DV; cholesterol 155.9mg 52% DV; sodium 398.9mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2003
Made this tonight for company and could not believe how good it is - everyone raved about it. Would not change anything - this is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/05/2004
I'm sorry but as much as we like new things and love seafood at our house this recipe will not be added to our list of favorites. The amout of Amaretto liqueur was way too strong and too sweet. Sorry not again.. Read More
(10)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2003
Made this tonight for company and could not believe how good it is - everyone raved about it. Would not change anything - this is definitely a keeper. Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
11/05/2004
I'm sorry but as much as we like new things and love seafood at our house this recipe will not be added to our list of favorites. The amout of Amaretto liqueur was way too strong and too sweet. Sorry not again.. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2005
This recipe is WAY to sweet for me and I can eat sugar out of the box! I would suggest putting less liquid (less honey and less amaretto liquor) and finding something to balance the sugaryness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2006
This dish was a good pasta dish. Everyone I cooked it for liked it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2008
This recipe is very tasty if you reduce the amount of honey and amaretto to about 1/4 cup. It gives it a nice sweet but not too overpowering taste. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
09/02/2003
This is so sweet that it's really a dessert! My husband is used to me trying new dishes and isn't picky. However he said "This is the worst thing you've made in ten years!! (He's normally very gracious and not quite so blunt so I knew this was BAD!!!) We salvaged the shrimp from it and threw the rest out. The flavor was o.k. if this was a dessert but as a seafood entree it turned our stomachs!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2008
The shrimp was delicious but the pasta was not and it was too sweet to eat as a main dish. Solution - cut the amount of sauce in half and leave out the pasta. Serve as an appetizer. Letting everyone have just a few bites of these shrimp is the perfect amount without going overboard on the sticky sweetness! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2007
My husband LOVED this! I personally thought it was a bit too sticky and sweet but overall liked the flavor! He DEVOURED it. Next time more amaretto less honey (we also didnt catch anything on fire we just ate it the way it was)! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
Has a good taste but too sweet. Use much less honey and a little less amaretto. Read More
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