Chipotle- Beer Shrimp with Pasta

Chipotle Beer Shrimp with Pasta

1 lb large shelled and de-veined raw shrimp
1 cup good beer
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbs olive oil
1 cup coarsely chopped yellow onion (about 1 medium-large onion)
3 medium sized cloves of garlic, minced
14.5 ounce can low-sodium diced tomatoes, drained
1 canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce, drained, seeded and moderately finely chopped
8 oz package spaghettini, cooked and drained according to package directions

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

1. Place shrimp, beer, and cilantro in a medium-sized bowl, turning shrimp in beer to coat, then let stand at room temperature while you proceed with recipe.

2. Heat olive oil in large heavy skillet over moderately high heat until ripples appear in skillet bottom- 1½ – 2 minutes. Add onion and garlic and sauté, stirring now and then, until wilted- about 3 minutes.

3. Set skillet off heat and drain beer from shrimp directly into skillet. Add tomatoes and chipotle pepper, return to moderately high heat, and bring to a quick boil. Adjust heat so mixture bubbles gently, and simmer uncovered until the consistency of pasta sauce- about 15 minutes.

4. Add shrimp and cilantro, cover, and cook over low heat just until shrimp turn pink and are cooked through- about 5 minutes.

5. Dump hot spaghettini into large bowl, add shrimp mixture, and toss well.

6. To serve, divide pasta among four heated dinner plates and top each portion, if desired, with sprinklings of grated cheese and chopped cilantro.

Servings: 4

Recipe Source: Adapted from GMA’s Cut the Calories Cookbook

Cooking Tips:
*You’ll probably want to pass additional grated Parmesan for those who like more.

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2 Responses to “Chipotle- Beer Shrimp with Pasta”

  1. 1

    Caro — May 20, 2014 @ 5:53 AM

    Hi Lori,

    which kind of beer would you recommend? Im living in Germany, so we have lots of good beer, but many different tastes in it. Craving for the beer-shrimp pasta right now…;-)



  2. 2

    Lori Lange — May 23, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

    a good lager!