Penne With Shrimp, Scallops, Bell Peppers and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by King Lu

Great as a family dinner, can be served as a side dish with Veal.

Top Review by Debbie Jones

This was one of the greatest recipes I've ever made! I sauteed the peppers ten minutes longer than the recipe called for only because I like them softer. I also used the huge shrimp (alaskan or ?) Don't scrimp on the 2/3 cup heavy cream; it made all the difference! My boyfriend is very picky and he ate half the pot before he almost busted! This recipe could be sold in any restaurant! The sauce is incredible. It's definitely going to be the next thing I serve for company!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine and heat both oils in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add peppers and saute until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer peppers to a bowl.
  4. Add sundried tomatoes, shrimp, scallops, 1/4 cup of basil, garlic and oregano to the same skillet and saute until the shrimp are just opaque in the centre, about 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer shrimp and scallop mixture to the bowl with peppers, cover and set aside.
  6. Add broth, wine and tomato paste to same skillet.
  7. Boil until sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes.
  8. During the last minute add cream if you are using it, and let cook an extra minute or two.
  9. Meanwhile cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted, oiled water until tender, but still firm to bite.
  10. Drain; return pasta to same pot.
  11. Add contents of bowl, sauce, remaining 1/4 cup of basil and cheese to pasta.
  12. Toss over low heat until warmed through and sauce coats pasta.
  13. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.
  14. Note: If all peppers are not available any combination will do.
  15. Shrimps and Scallops can be replaced with chicken.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a