Drunken Shrimp with Spaghetti and Peppers

18 Jun
Drunken Shrimp with Spaghetti and Peppers

Drunken Shrimp with Spaghetti and Peppers

When I saw this recipe come up in my reader board last week, I knew this was exactly what I would be making for dinner. Thank you so much Marisa for the inspiration and a new favorite shrimp and pasta dish!

We’ve been on a huge shrimp kick lately in this house, largely because we’ve scored some great deals on shrimp lately and also because the teenage daughter does not like shrimp and has been nearly non-existent for dinners at home as of late. That’s bonus for hubs and I because that means shrimp for dinner!

We already had most everything on hand already so all I had to do was buy a yellow pepper to pretty it up and a fifth of brandy. Don’t skip the wine and brandy if you can tolerate alcohol, as both add such a unique flavor to the dish! Otherwise you can sub a little chicken broth and maybe a splash of vinegar for some zing.

This will be a meal I plan on making often, and once you try it I think you’d agree! This serves two, so double or triple if feeding more.

Drunken Shrimp with Spaghetti and Peppers
Adapted from Spaghettoni with Shrimp & Peppers by Marisa’s Italian Kitchen

1/2 pound raw shrimp
Large squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Ground pepper and Mrs. Dash or salt, to taste
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/8 cup olive oil
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1/2 cup sliced red pepper
1/2 cup yellow or orange pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
A couple fresh basil leaves, chopped
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Additional ground pepper and Mrs. Dash or salt, to taste
1/4 cup white wine
1/8 cup brandy
1 tablespoon butter
4 ounces dried spaghetti
Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Chopped parsley, for serving

Shrimps!

Shrimps!

Season the shrimp with lemon juice and ground pepper and Mrs. Dash, or salt, to taste. Quickly sautΓ© in a large skillet with the half tablespoon of butter until just pink. The shrimp will cook a little more later. Remove from pan and set aside

Set a pot of water for the spaghetti to boil on the stove. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in the same large skillet and cook the red onion and peppers for about 5 minutes.

Medley of Peppers and Onions

Medley of Peppers and Onions

Stir in the garlic, tomatoes, basil, red pepper flakes and additional seasonings, to taste. Cook for several more minutes, then add in the white wine, brandy and the butter. Stir to combine, then let simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the reserved shrimp in the last few minutes of simmering time.

Shrimp and Pepper Sauce Ready for Pasta

Shrimp and Pepper Sauce Ready for Pasta

Your pasta water should be boiling while you let the sauce simmer, so add the pasta and cook according to package directions. When done, drain, and divide the pasta into bowls or on plates. Pour the shrimp sauce over the pasta and serve with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Serve with a side salad.Β  (I totally spaced on adding the Parmesan before shooting the photos, but I did grate some over it!)

Drunken Shrimp with Spaghetti and Peppers2

Drunken Shrimp with Spaghetti and Peppers2

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89 Responses to “Drunken Shrimp with Spaghetti and Peppers”

  1. Kat Myrman June 18, 2016 at 8:37 am #

    Oh my gosh! YUM! I have to try this Kathryn! 😊

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  2. Teagan Geneviene June 18, 2016 at 8:50 am #

    Oh yum! Colorful, easy, tasty — I’m all in for this one, Kathryn. Have a superb Saturday. Mega hugs!

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  3. Sadie's Nest June 18, 2016 at 8:54 am #

    Wow that sounds great for a summer day like today! (I need to get some Mrs. Dash…)

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 18, 2016 at 10:26 am #

      Thanks so much Sadie! Now if summer will just get here, lol! It’s been cold and rainy for a week, but will get into the 80s and sunny next week. πŸ™‚

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  4. Jodi June 18, 2016 at 9:01 am #

    YUM!!

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  5. Sheryl June 18, 2016 at 10:14 am #

    This dish looks delicious. Similarly to you, I greatly broadened what I cooked after my children grew up. My husband and I enjoy many foods now that I seldom made when our kids lived at home because one or more of them didn’t like it.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 18, 2016 at 10:27 am #

      Yes, and only one more year and she’ll be off to college and then who knows what I’ll expand to. Thanks Sheryl! xo

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  6. Lana-Once Upon a Spice June 18, 2016 at 10:26 am #

    Gorgeous, Kathryn! All the colors of the Italian flag too πŸ™‚

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  7. noelleg44 June 18, 2016 at 10:36 am #

    Just downloaded this and will try it this week! My daughter and son in law are living with us right now and they LOVE shrimp and peppers!

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  8. ggstratton June 18, 2016 at 10:41 am #

    Never would have thought of the brandy. Doesn’t like shrimp????? Oh alright. More for yall😊🍀

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  9. lynne hoareau June 18, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    Wow ! Looks good, Sounds good, Yum Yum Yum Kathryn. I have to try this !!! and I just know it is going to be a keeper πŸ™‚

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  10. Sam Fleming June 18, 2016 at 11:05 am #

    YUM!!

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  11. apuginthekitchen June 18, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    Wow, Kathryn does this sound incredibly delicious. I have been wanting shrimp a lot lately, scallops too for some reason. Love that they are swimming in booze and nestled into some gorgeous pasta and veggies. Yummy!!

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  12. Bernadette June 18, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    Looks like a good company dish.

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  13. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso June 18, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Such a colorful, fresh looking dish. Definitely yes to the wine and brandy! πŸ™‚

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  14. D. Wallace Peach June 18, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    Looks yummy and summery, Kathryn. Good dish for raiding the garden πŸ™‚

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

      Thank you Diana! Sure wish my tomatoes would grow quicker. It’s supposed to freeze (again) tonight, augh! Time to pull out the plastic sheet again. :/

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  15. Book Club Mom June 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    That looks great! My whole family loves shrimp so this would be a good one!

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  16. 1jaded1 June 18, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    That looks so good. I will be trying it!

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  17. Archana June 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

    So colorful! hoping to make them soon

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  18. Lynz Real Cooking June 18, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

    yumm KR! this looks so good!

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  19. fatsochef June 18, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

    This looks delicious! And the colors are gorgeous! I’m so conservative when it comes to making pasta.. Should really try this! Great job!

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  20. cookingwithshy June 18, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to try this…great share!!!

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  21. Garfield Hug June 19, 2016 at 4:20 am #

    Yum..sounds fusion as in asia we have drunken prawns! Thanks for the share!

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  22. Melody Procter June 19, 2016 at 7:26 am #

    Wow Kathryn this dish is so beautiful!! We love shrimp here too and they perfect for summer time when you don’t feel like cooking for hours in the Texas heat.

    Hope all is well!!!
    Melody

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 19, 2016 at 9:12 am #

      Hey Mel, so good to ‘see’ you and thank you! Everything is peachy keen here. Daughter is traveling to Austin to visit my family and tour UT campus again on Tuesday. She’s so excited to show her boyfriend that and other touristy stuff, lol.

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      • Melody Procter June 20, 2016 at 7:48 am #

        Oh how fun!! Got to LOVE Austin πŸ™‚ Will she be attending UT this fall?

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      • anotherfoodieblogger June 20, 2016 at 11:40 am #

        She’ll be a senior this year, but is hoping to get accepted next year! πŸ™‚

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      • Melody Procter June 20, 2016 at 7:03 pm #

        Oh wow how exciting πŸ™‚ UT is a great school!!

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      • anotherfoodieblogger June 20, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

        Yes it is! Me plus one brother and one sister are Alma Maters of UT. I got a Bachelor of Journalism in 1986. (Yes I am old, lol!) πŸ™‚

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      • Melody Procter June 20, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

        Really that’s awesome Kathryn πŸ™‚
        I had no idea that you had a degree in Journalism from UT!!! That’s not old that’s cool!!

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      • anotherfoodieblogger June 20, 2016 at 7:26 pm #

        Thanks Mel! ❀

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  23. ggstratton June 19, 2016 at 7:38 am #

    I keep looking at this dish….cant wait to get some good shrimp. πŸ™‚

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 19, 2016 at 9:13 am #

      Thank you Gina, it sure does have some eye appeal, doesn’t it?? I hope you come across some good shrimp too. πŸ™‚

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  24. Karen June 19, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    This sounds like a nice meal to serve friends. I think most everyone loves shrimp that is except your daughter. πŸ™‚

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  25. Freda @ Aromatic essence June 19, 2016 at 8:46 am #

    This is such a colorful & delicious dish, Kathryn !!! Love shrimps too πŸ˜€

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  26. Marisa's Italian Kitchen June 19, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    Hi Kathryn, I am beyond thrilled that you enjoyed it so much!! It looks amazing and I just wish I can have a taste right now! Btw I did reply back yesterday but just realized it was in the link you sent me to my blog… Did not want you to think I forgot you😊xxx

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  27. Michelle Williams June 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    I am not a big shrimp eater but this looks amazing!

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  28. Cooking For The Time Challenged June 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

    I am so happy to be back blogging. Yum! I like the vinegar and chicken soup substitution for brandy.

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  29. Karina Pinella June 19, 2016 at 10:08 pm #

    I like my shrimps drunk!

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  30. cookingwithauntjuju.com June 20, 2016 at 3:36 am #

    I love my “shrimps” too and always appreciate a new recipe and excuse to buy some. Wine and brandy, huh? Sounds good to me πŸ™‚

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  31. bradthegourmand June 20, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    The presentation is great! I would suggest trying it without the parm. cheese. My Italian friends always chastise me when I try to add parmesan to seafood pastas. I’m not sure why, they just do!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 20, 2016 at 11:41 am #

      Yes, I have heard that about Italians. I don’t know why either, it tastes great with it I think!

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  32. chef mimi June 20, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

    My kind of pasta. Simple yet full of flavor!

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  33. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser June 21, 2016 at 7:04 am #

    Yum-Yum-Yum minus booze (youngins” you know…) Marisa is such a great Italian cook I love her!!! That half Italian in me adores her recipes! Miss You KR! xoxoxoxo CCC

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  34. Fourth Generation Farmgirl June 24, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

    Looks so colorful and delicious!

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  35. New Journey June 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    this will be on my table, change the shrimp for chicken and I am in……thanks….kat

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