Shrimp Ravilogne

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs Shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1/2 lb Green or Yellow Beans
  • 2 medium Zucchini
  • 1 medium Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp White Wine
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp minced fresh Italian Herbs (thyme, basil, oregano)

Balsamic Pasta Ingredients: (packaged lasagna noodles may be used instead)

  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 to 2 1/4 cups all-purpose Flour

Tomato Butter Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Plum Tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • Salt and Cayenne Pepper

Directions:

Cut shrimp in half lengthwise, if desired, reserving 6 for garnish. Wash and trim beans, julienne (thin, matchstick strips) if desired. Wash zucchini and red pepper, cut into thin 2-inch sticks. You should have 5 to 6 cups of vegetables. Set aside. Saute garlic in olive oil until it begins to brown; add shrimp, cook and stir until pink. Remove shrimp, add vegetables and saute until lightly cooked. Return shrimp to pan; add wine, herbs, salt and pepper to taste; cook and stir until shrimp are done, 2 to 3 minutes. Keep warm.

Balsamic Pasta Directions:

Combine eggs, vinegar, water and salt, beat lightly to mix. Put 2 cups flour in food processor. With motor running, drizzle in the egg mixture, processing until a firm dough forms. Remove from processor and knead until smooth, about 2 minutes, adding flour as needed. Roll, a small amount at a time, using a pasta machine. Cut into 18 strips. 6 x 2 1/2 inches. Cover and set aside. Cook pasta in boiling salted water; drain.

Tomato Butter Sauce Directions:

Wash tomatoes and cut in half; place cut side down in a fry pan. Add butter. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until soft, about 10 minutes. Press through a sieve or food mill to remove skin and seeds. Whip cream and fold into tomato sauce. Season to taste. Keep warm.

To Serve:

Roll cooked pasta strips around a bundle of vegetables and shrimp. Arrange pasta bundles on serving plate; spoon over Tomato Butter sauce and garnish with a perfect shrimp.