Terra Allegra

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Italian Recipes from
your friends at Terra Allegra

Ma D’s Shrimp Sauce

(my families Christmas Eve pasta sauce,)
but I cook it whenever I get the urge

Makes 6 servings.

1 1/2 lb large raw shrimp, cleaned, shelled & de-veined
1 small yellow onion finely chopped
2 tablespoons very finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
18-24 Sicilian green olives, halved & pit removed
1/4 cup capers
(optional teaspoon of anchovy paste or 2-3 anchovies)
2-3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2—28 ounce cans of crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat Extra Virgin Olive in Piral Terracotta pan
( I suggest the TA272ARCR-C, 4 1/2 Quart casserole/saucepan, shown below)

add the chopped onion, carrot & celery
add salt and fresh ground pepper and red pepper flakes if desired
after approximately 2 minutes add the pitted / halved green olives and capers
(and optional anchovies)
cook slow and evenly for 3-5 minutes till onion, carrot, celery, caper and olive mixture soften
add 2 cans of crushed tomatoes and let sauce cook 15-20 minutes
add salt, pepper to tastea
add shrimp 3-4 minutes before pasta is cooked

Boil water for linguine or spaghetti cooked al dente, mix with sauce in serving platter
and enjoy!
Happy Cooking from your friends at Terra Allegra