Shrimp Cacciatore

"If you are looking for a KILLER pasta dish, this is the one. This was my mother's signature dish when I was growing up. It is like something you would get in a Italian fine dining restaurant. Since I have adopted my husband's family traditions for Christmas Eve of doing seafood and no meat, it is our traditional Christmas Eve recipe. I hope you enjoy it. It is also delicious as Chicken Cacciatore or if you just use the vegetables. It seems like a long recipe, but it is actually very, very easy, especially if you make the sauce base ahead of time. The tomato sauce base is delicious on its own, so I make a huge batch and keep it frozen in the freezer to use over pasta in other preparations."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Tomato Sauce Base: Heat olive oil and brown the carrot, salt pork and garlic for 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining sauce ingredients and simmer for 40 minutes. After simmering is done discard the carrot, salt pork and green pepper.
  • Cacciatore: Heat 2 Tbl oil and add red pepper, green pepper, garlic, salt and pepper and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, onion, mushrooms and stir fry until onion is softened, but not mushy.
  • Stir in 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce base and the white wine. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • In a separate pan heat 1 Tbl olive oil and add shrimp and garlic salt and cook until shrimp are JUST cooked.
  • Add shrimp to the sauce and serve over pasta.

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