Created for my daughter's 30th birthday and now the birthday special in the family. An intensely flavored reduction sauce with fresh parsley and lots of Parmesan.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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. Stir in penne pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook the shallot and garlic until tender. Pour in the fish stock, white wine, and vermouth, and simmer 15 minutes, or until reduced to a thick golden glaze.

  • Place the shrimp and butter into the skillet. Cover, and cook 5 minutes over low heat, until shrimp are opaque.

  • Mix the cooked penne pasta into the skillet, and gently toss with the shrimp and glaze. Top with parsley, Parmesan cheese, and pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts

550.9 calories; 32.3 g protein; 48.5 g carbohydrates; 212.2 mg cholesterol; 551.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2006
This was SUPERB! We used 2-3 times the garlic and shallots that were called for. The reduction took a bit longer since we were being careful not to scorch the garlic- maybe up to 40 minutes total. We also used close to a full pound of pasta. This dish had a wonderful flavor and we all loved it. This was an instant favorite! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2007
This recipe had great flavor but the sauce was way too runny. If I made it again I would use half the liquid the recipe called for and add a thickening agent to it. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2006
This was SUPERB! We used 2-3 times the garlic and shallots that were called for. The reduction took a bit longer since we were being careful not to scorch the garlic- maybe up to 40 minutes total. We also used close to a full pound of pasta. This dish had a wonderful flavor and we all loved it. This was an instant favorite! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2006
This was SUPERB! We used 2-3 times the garlic and shallots that were called for. The reduction took a bit longer since we were being careful not to scorch the garlic- maybe up to 40 minutes total. We also used close to a full pound of pasta. This dish had a wonderful flavor and we all loved it. This was an instant favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2005
My family loved this recipe. It really was delicious. You do need to allow the wine mixture to reduce to almost nothing before adding the butter and shrimp. As good or better than what you get in a restaurant! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2005
This was outstanding. My reduction never really became a "thick golden glaze" as described in the recipe but I still thought it was delicious. My only change was to use chicken stock instead of fish stock. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2007
This recipe had great flavor but the sauce was way too runny. If I made it again I would use half the liquid the recipe called for and add a thickening agent to it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2009
This recipe is lovely! I made it as outlined. My fish stock was created from Superior Touch - Better Than Boullion Lobster Base (which adds its own thickening agent). More expensive but well worth it. You must reduce the broth well before tossing with the pasta. Don't forget that the pasta will absorb some of the juices (I always let my pasta sit in the juices like you would let a roast rest after removing it from the oven...at least 10 minutes.) The parmesan and the pepper are key to the taste. I loved this recipe and will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2006
This was amazing! I to used chicken broth instead of fish stock. I also added a little cornstarch to thicken up the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2006
This is really a delicious lighter pasta. If you're looking for a heavier cream sauce this is not the one to choose. To add depth to the flavor make a shrimp stock by boiling the shells from the shrimp. Add enough water to be able to reduce the stock to the required two cups. It doesn't really become a "glaze" but this recipe has wonderful flavor. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2006
I made my own stock so I found myself needing to add a little salt when adding the shrimp. I was a little worried that this recipe wouldn't turn out but by the end it starting coming together. I did add a little flour to thicken the sauce. I will make this again but it seemed to need another ingredient. I think next time I'll add maybe sliced baby portobello mushrooms or red peppers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2011
Yep...I made this for my daughters who were having sleepovers and if you can please junior high and middle school girls it's a hit! The sauce is nice and light. Exactly what I was looking for! Used clam stock instead of fish stock - based on availability. Read More
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