Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shrimp Tortellini

We got from Sam's three bags or tortellini two of cheese stuffed and one of spinach. I was not sure how this was going to come out as the only other time we used dried tortellini it was a bust.

But I found this recipe and just had to give it a try again. I'm not sure if it was the brand but this tortellini and this dish was to die for as good as any Italian restaurant if I do say so my self. In fact it reminded me of a restaurant we went to a long time ago that is no longer in business here in Jackson. Mario's, unfortunately the owner passed away some time ago.

1 lb shrimp (or any seafood, crab, lobster, crawfish). This was a bit of a juggling act as three tings were going at once so wife did come help. Serve with a salad and good bread and we had a white wine with it and felt like we were out on a date. I know the picture isn't good but we couldn't wait to eat it.

1 pk 3 cheese tortellini cooked to directions
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup onions
juice of 1/2 of lemon
4 oz butter
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more if you want
a few fresh mushrooms sliced
juice of 1/2 of one lemon
pinch of salt
Start sauce melt butter in large sauce pan add everything but mozzarella cook till thick stirring constantly till sauce is thick enough to drip instead of run off from spoon (by the way use wooden spoons) This may take a while so start cooking the shrimp. When ready add mozzarella and stir till smooth.
Saute garlic,onions in butter till tender then add lemon and shrimp and cook till heated. (do not cook shrimp long as it will get rubbery, just till they start to turn pink)
When sauce is ready add drained tortellini and shrimp and coat serve immediately.


The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds good. I was in Sam's yesterday, will look for it next time.

Was Mario's in South Jackson? If that was the one, then they were excellent.

Wills Kitchen said...

Mario's was in south Jxn.