Shrimp, Tarragon and Arugula Pasta

So I decided to test a recipe that I’ll be bringing to a friends house for a party on Friday. Instead of the bruschetta, I made some pasta as the base for the sauce but for the party I plan to make the bruschetta and serve it as an appetizer.

shrimp, tomatoes, shallots

The arugula wilts down but retains a good crunch. The sauce is creamy and filled with tomato/garlic/shallot/tarragon flavors. I will be chopping the shrimp up into smaller pieces when I make bruschetta. Can’t wait to show off this recipe for the party 🙂

Shrimp, arugula

Shrimp, Tarragon and Arugula Pasta/Bruschetta

From Giada DeLaurentiis

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1 packed cup arugula, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature

Method

  • For the topping: In a medium skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 2 minutes. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste, and add them to the skillet. Cook until the shrimp are pink and cooked through about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the shrimp and chop into 1/2-inch pieces. Set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook over medium-high heat until the tomatoes start to soften, about 4 minutes. Turn the heat to high. Add the wine and scrape up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the stock and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add the tarragon, arugula, mascarpone cheese, and chopped shrimp. Stir until the mixture is creamy. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Arrange the toasts on serving plates and drizzle with the sauce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper before serving.
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