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Fettucine with Shrimp in a Sweet Red Pepper Cayenne Sauce

This recipe for Fettucine with Shrimp in a Sweet Red Pepper Cayenne Sauce will rock your dinner table. I was first introduced to this recipe by a cousin of mine who found it on Epicurious. I have modified it to suit my taste. You can decide how spicy you want to make it and can finish this recipe within 15 minutes for under $20 total for a family of four. If you are local to Charlotte, grab your super fresh shrimp and Pasta and Provisions pasta from The Carolina Meat and Fish Co.

Fettucine with Shrimp in a Sweet Red Pepper Cayenne Sauce

Fettucine with Shrimp in a Sweet Red Pepper Cayenne Sauce

What you need:

  • 3/4 pound peeled and deveined shrimp (cut into 3 pieces each)
  • 1 lb. Fettucine (cook while making the sauce)
  • 2 red bell peppers cut into thin strips
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 TBLS butter
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp cayenne pepper (feel free to adjust to your desired heat level)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil (chiffonade)

How to:

Melt butter in pan. Add red pepper, minced garlic, and cayenne pepper. Toss and allow to cook for about 7 minutes…just enough to soften the peppers. Add the shrimp, whipping cream and chicken broth. Cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes (as soon as the shrimp turn pink they are fully-cooked). Do NOT overcook the shrimp. Add the Parmesan cheese. Allow mixture to thicken up for a few seconds then remove from heat. Toss in the basil and pour over cooked fettucine…ENJOY! Make extra for leftovers the next day!!!

Fettucine with Shrimp in a Sweet Red Pepper Cayenne Sauce

Fettucine with Shrimp in a Sweet Red Pepper Cayenne Sauce

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