Lenten Food Porn: Shrimp Monica

repost from a earlier post. for those of us that can’t eat meat tomorrow.

i was in the mood for pasta with monica sauce. it’s usually served with shrimp or crawfish. monica sauce is simply alfredo sauce with a little thyme and cayenne pepper. but it’s a simple dish and easy to make.

let’s do ‘dis lucas. you will need:

1/2 stick of butter

1 cup heavy cream (i went 1:1 butter cream and it was a bit too oily)

1/8 cup dry white wine (can be omitted)

1 TBS thyme

1 TBS cayenne (more or less to taste)

2 TBS seasoning salt (i use tony’s), but season to taste.

1 cup chopped onion, celery, bell pepper (mixed)

1 cup parmesan cheese

2-3 cloves chopped garlic

1 lb shrimp (peeled)

1 lb cooked pasta of your choice

heat butter until melted and add the veggies and cook unitl translucent. add wine (if you choose to use it) and cook for 10-15 minutes until reduced. add the cream and remaining ingredients, EXCEPT the shrimp. bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-45 minutes until reduced. if using shrimp (or scallops/crawfish) add it during the last 10 minutes of cooking. pour sauce over the cooked pasta. enjoy.

c’ese si bon.

stay up.



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