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Shrimp & Spinach Penne Alla Vodka

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This delicious dish incorporates fresh leafy spinach, wild caught shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, a rich vodka sauce and your best sauvignon blanc. The dish itself has been known to put a stop to divorces, breakups and arrests. It has contributed to the happiness and well-being of countless couples and has helped spawn long-lasting friendships across the universe.

If you're looking for a side to accompany this dish, my favorites are Italian-style bread with a roasted garlic spread or a side salad with a red wine vinegar dressing. If you want to top the dish, the best cheeses to use are a romano-parmesan blend or a thin-shredded mozzarella.

So whether you are Giada, Paula, Rachael or Bobby, I encourage you to challenge me with a pasta that's better than this!
 
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Step 1: Review Ingredients

Make sure you have all these ingredients on hand:

1 box of penne pasta
1 teaspoon of salt
15 large shrimp, peeled and deviened
1 bag of fresh, leafy green spinach
2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, sliced into strips or chopped
1 cup of your best white wine
2 jars of Bertolli Vodka Sauce
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 tablespoons of romano-parmesan cheese blend, divided

Cooking Utensils

1 large pot
1 strainer
1 massive skillet
4 serving plates + 4 forks

Step 2: Cook Your Pasta & Prep Your Sauce

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Bring water to a boil and dump in the whole box of pasta, adding just a teaspoon of olive oil and teaspoon of salt. Cook pasta according to package directions, but be sure that pasta is "al dente"

While pasta is boiling, make sure that your garlic is minced and your sun-dried tomatoes are chopped or sliced. Then, coat the bottom of your massive skillet with two tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic and tomatoes and let cook for 1-2 minutes, letting the aroma fill your home.
I just love the color of that sauce! For some reason, it just makes it look even more delicious!
Jaytee1127 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks so much Penolopy! I appreciate you taking the time to view my entry. Vodka sauce is my fav!
adalles2 years ago
I voted for you! Looks delish. I expect to get to try it when I visit :)
Jaytee1127 (author)  adalles2 years ago
Absolutely! I will put it on our list :)
rrkrose2 years ago
Wow! This sound great!
Jaytee1127 (author)  rrkrose2 years ago
Thanks! I hope you get some time to make it. It's really good! Also, this entry is pending approval for the Pasta Contest. Think you could come back later and vote for my dish? :)
Sure! :)
Jaytee1127 (author)  rrkrose2 years ago
Thanks rrkrose! It's up for voting now in the Pasta Contest. Thanks for the support :) This is my first instructable.
Ohhhh . . . this looks SOOOO GOOOOD! :-)
Jaytee1127 (author)  AnubisAndIsis2 years ago
Hopefully it will make it's way into the Pasta Contest today so that you can vote for me :)