Calabrian Shrimp & Fresh Fettuccine with Prosciutto, Snow Pea & Ricotta Salad
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Calabrian Shrimp & Fresh Fettuccine

with Prosciutto, Snow Pea & Ricotta Salad

40 MIN
2 Servings
$17.99/SERVING
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INGREDIENT IN FOCUS
Our vibrant chile paste comes from Calabria—a region of southern Italy known for its spicy red peppers.

TECHNIQUE TO HIGHLIGHT
Al dente, or “to the tooth,” means the pasta is still slightly firm to the bite. As it cooks, periodically taste a piece—you’ll remove it from the water when it’s just shy of al dente as you’ll finish it in the pot later on.

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Calabrian Shrimp & Fresh Fettuccine with Prosciutto, Snow Pea & Ricotta Salad
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  • 1⅛ lbs Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
  • 3 oz Prosciutto
  • ½ lb Fresh Basil Fettuccine Pasta (Previously Frozen)
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
  • ½ lb Snow Peas
  • 1 bunch Parsley
  • 1 bunch Mint
  • 1½ tsps Calabrian Chile Paste
  • 2 Tbsps Butter
  • 2 Tbsps Tomato Paste
  • ½ cup Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Tbsps Roasted Pistachios
  • 1 Shallot
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Prepare the ingredients & season the ricotta:
1 Prepare the ingredients & season the ricotta:

Remove the pasta from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature, then carefully separate the strands. Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Peel the shallot; thinly slice. Halve the tomatoes. Roughly chop the parsley leaves and stems. Separate the prosciutto (removing the plastic linings). Roughly chop the pistachios. Pick the mint leaves off the stems. In a bowl, combine the ricotta, the juice of 2 lemon wedges, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil; season with salt and pepper. 

Cook & marinate the snow peas:
2 Cook & marinate the snow peas:

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the snow peas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly softened. Transfer to a bowl. Add the sliced shallot, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and the juice of the remaining lemon wedges; stir to combine, separating the shallot layers. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the shrimp:
3 Cook the shrimp:

Meanwhile, pat the shrimp dry with paper towels (remove the tails, if desired). Season with salt and pepper. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly opaque. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. 

Cook the pasta:
4 Cook the pasta:

Add the prepared pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until al dente. Turn off the heat. Reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

Make the sauce:
5 Make the sauce:

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the halved tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the tomato paste and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until thoroughly combined. Add 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as it may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sauce is slightly thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

Finish & serve your dish:
6 Finish & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the sauce, cooked shrimp, butter, and half the reserved cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the pasta is coated (if necessary, gradually add the remaining cooking water to ensure the pasta is coated). Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Transfer the seasoned ricotta to a serving dish; spread into an even layer. Top with the marinated snow peas and prosciutto (tearing into pieces before adding). Garnish with the chopped pistachios and mint leaves (tearing just before adding). Serve the finished pasta garnished with the chopped parsley. Serve the prosciutto and snow pea salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients & season the ricotta:
1 Prepare the ingredients & season the ricotta:

Remove the pasta from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature, then carefully separate the strands. Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Peel the shallot; thinly slice. Halve the tomatoes. Roughly chop the parsley leaves and stems. Separate the prosciutto (removing the plastic linings). Roughly chop the pistachios. Pick the mint leaves off the stems. In a bowl, combine the ricotta, the juice of 2 lemon wedges, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil; season with salt and pepper. 

2 Cook & marinate the snow peas:

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the snow peas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly softened. Transfer to a bowl. Add the sliced shallot, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and the juice of the remaining lemon wedges; stir to combine, separating the shallot layers. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook & marinate the snow peas:
Cook the shrimp:
3 Cook the shrimp:

Meanwhile, pat the shrimp dry with paper towels (remove the tails, if desired). Season with salt and pepper. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly opaque. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. 

4 Cook the pasta:

Add the prepared pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until al dente. Turn off the heat. Reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

Cook the pasta:
Make the sauce:
5 Make the sauce:

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the halved tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the tomato paste and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until thoroughly combined. Add 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as it may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sauce is slightly thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

6 Finish & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the sauce, cooked shrimp, butter, and half the reserved cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the pasta is coated (if necessary, gradually add the remaining cooking water to ensure the pasta is coated). Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Transfer the seasoned ricotta to a serving dish; spread into an even layer. Top with the marinated snow peas and prosciutto (tearing into pieces before adding). Garnish with the chopped pistachios and mint leaves (tearing just before adding). Serve the finished pasta garnished with the chopped parsley. Serve the prosciutto and snow pea salad on the side. Enjoy!

Finish & serve your dish: