Shrimp & Tortellini in Tomato Cream
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
- 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
- 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
- Dash crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 shallots, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 bottle (8 ounces) clam juice
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 4 fresh thyme sprigs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
- 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
- 10 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons minced chives
- Shredded Parmesan cheese and minced fresh parsley, optional
- Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook shrimp in 2 teaspoons oil until shrimp turn pink. Stir in the lemon zest, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and pepper flakes. Remove and keep warm.
- In the same skillet, cook shallots in remaining oil over low heat for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
- Add the tomatoes, clam juice, wine, vinegar, thyme and remaining pepper. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; discard thyme sprigs. Stir in the cheese, cream, basil, chives and shrimp.
- Drain tortellini; stir into shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 449 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 182mg cholesterol, 723mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 33g protein.
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Mar 5, 2014
Very good, but I did think it needed more cream.
Feb 13, 2013
This is a great Tomato base recipe with or without the shrimp. Cheese ravioli would also work instead of the tortellini. Rather than using the clam juice I made a shrimp stock from the shells of the shrimp.
Feb 6, 2013
I've made this several times and my FAMILY loves it!
Nov 13, 2012
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Sep 27, 2012
This was an easy dish to make, absolutely delicious!
Mar 12, 2012
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Jan 26, 2012
I thought this was good, but my husband and daughter did not like it. I thought the flavor was good but I don't think I would say it was something out of an Italian restaurant.
Nov 4, 2011
I will definitely make this dish again. My husband and I agreed it reminded us of a meal in a fine restaurant.
May 22, 2011
OMG, this was delicious!!! Any restaurant would be lucky for such a quality dish. I left out the clam juice because I didn't have, but still, yum!
Apr 22, 2011