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The perfect pair from Ferrari-Carano & The Pasta Queen Nadia Munno

Ferrari-Carano celebrates its Italian roots with the brand new Pinot Grigio from Italy and its partnership with The Pasta Queen Nadia Caterina Munno! Nadia is admired for her ability to harness simple, fresh, organic ingredients to prepare dishes that transcend the senses while bringing loved ones together.

“Teaming up with Ferrari-Carano has been just gorgeous! This Pinot Grigio is bright and balanced, and I just know it will bring family and friends together to create special moments!”

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The Pasta Queen’s
Cream of Shrimp & Lemon Pasta
with Ferrari-Carano’s Pinot Grigio, Italy


For the Shellfish Broth:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 carrot, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 celery stalk, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 medium white onion, quartered
8 parsley stems
Shrimp heads and shells (trimmed from about 10 to 12 large shrimp)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
½ cup Ferrari-Carano Pinot Grigio

For the Pasta:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to taste
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
10 to 12 shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, plus more for garnish
½ cup Ferrari-Carano Pinot Grigio
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 pound spaghetti
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
Grated Parmesan cheese garnish, if desired

Make the shellfish broth. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the carrot, celery, onion, and parsley stems. Cook for a few minutes, then increase the heat to medium-high and add the shrimp heads and shells and cook briefly. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then add the wine. Add about 6 cups of water and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Strain the broth, discarding the solids, then return to the pot and keep the broth simmering while you start making the pasta.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil and garlic over medium heat. Let sizzle for 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant, then add the shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 1 minute, then add lemon zest and wine. Cook, shaking the pan from time to time, until the shrimp is cooked through and opaque, about 2 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan with a slotted spoon, and transfer about 6 to 8 of the shrimp to a high speed blender, along with about ¼ cup of the shrimp cooking liquid. Blend until smooth.

Return the shrimp purée to the skillet and set it over medium-low heat. Add fresh parsley and a drizzle of olive oil, then add the spaghetti. Increase the heat to medium high and add shellfish broth until the spaghetti is just barely submerged, adding more as needed. Let the pasta cook, stirring often so it does not stick, and adding more shellfish broth when the pan looks dry. Cook until al dente, allowing the pasta to completely absorb the liquid. Add ¼ cup shellfish stock at a time as needed to finish cooking the pasta. You will not need all of the broth; excess can be stored in the fridge or freezer for another use. When the pasta is al dente, add the tomatoes and let them cook briefly, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Serve topped with more fresh lemon zest to taste, the reserved whole shrimp, and a bit of grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Just gorgeous!

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