Holiday Meal Ideas: Pressure Cooked Italian Shrimp ‘n’ Pasta Paired With A Glass Of Sparkling Wine

17th December 2018

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Introduction

One of the most famous and delicious dishes today is Italian Shrimp n Pasta. It provides you with a healthy dose of starch, vitamins and proteins. You can have a steaming plate of this delicious dish in minutes. This can be done by pressure cooking the pasta. Traditionally, pasta was boiled for a while to get it soft and ready for incorporation with other ingredients. However, you can prepare pasta really fast by using a pressure cooker. The shrimp can be prepared using a skillet. Shrimp n Pasta goes down very well with a glass of sparkling wine. Read on to discover more about this.

  • What you need to prepare this dish

To prepare some Shrimp n Pasta, you need a number of ingredients. They include:

  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 ample tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cans of undrained and diced tomatoes
  • a cup of chicken broth
  • of a teaspoon of dried basil
  • of a teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1.4 of a teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 lb of medium shrimp that is raw, deveined and peeled
  • 6 oz of angel hair pasta that’s uncooked

 

  • How to cook

Begin by obtaining a large skillet and add the olive oil in it. Proceed to sauté the garlic in it for approximately 1 minute. This can also be done until the garlic is crispy and tender. At this point, pick up the basil, broth, tomatoes, pepper and oregano. Add them into the mix.

Set your cooker to achieve medium heat. After that, boil the mixture for a while. Once the ingredients have softened up, reduce the heat and simmer it while uncovered. This can be done for 15 minutes.

Pick up the pasta and examine its package. This will reveal the cooking reviews here. Put the pasta into a pressure cooker. Use the appliance to cook the pasta according to the directions that are indicated. Proceed until the pasta is fully cooked.

Go back to the mixture of tomatoes and add your shrimp. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes continuously. Make sure to do so until the shrimp attains a pink color.

Remove the cooked pasta from the pressure cooker and drain it. This can be achieved by using a colander. Proceed to toss the pasta using your shrimp and tomatoes. Do so until they are evenly mixed.

 

  • Pairing with the sparkling wine

Sparkling wine is a unique beverage. It contains some carbon dioxide within it. As a result, it is fizzy. While picking a sparkling wine for the Shrimp n Pasta, choose a variety that is sweet, fresh and savory. A good example is a doux white sparkling wine. It will cut through the rich, olive oil and complement the shrimp. This wine pairing will also match the garlic in strength and provide a sweet, lingering aftertaste with every bite. Southern Italian sparkling wine pairs with this dish in an excellent way.

 

Conclusion

One of the tastiest and most well-known Italian dishes is the Shrimp n Pasta. It brings out the flavors of Europe and the Americas in one dish. You can prepare it very fast by using a pressure cooker. This dish pairs superbly with sparkling wine. It is an ideal meal to have for dinner at home!

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