Thursday, September 29, 2011

Penne Rustica

This is the recipe for my gramps birthday dinner. Its kinda time consuming but real tasty. You can also just buy it at Macaroni Grill but thats not quite as fun yall!!!
Have fun and tell me if you like it!!

Part 1

Part 2 
  • ounce pancetta or ounce bacon

  • 18 shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 12 ounces grilled chicken breasts, sliced

  • 16 -24 ounces penne pasta, cooked

  • teaspoons chopped pimiento

  • ounces butter

  • teaspoon chopped shallot

  • pinch salt and pepper

  • cup parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • sprigs fresh rosemary

  • For Sauce: 
    Saute butter, garlic, and rosemary until garlic begins to brown.

  • Add Marsala wine and reduce by one-third.

  • Add remaining ingredients, reduce by half of the original volume.

  • Set aside.

  • For Penne Rustica: Saute pancetta until it begins to brown.

  • Add butter, shallots, and shrimp.

  • Cook until shrimp are evenly pink but still translucent.

  • Add chicken, salt, pepper, and mix thoroughly.

  • Add gratinata sauce and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.

  • Simmer until sauce thickens.

  • In a large bowl, combine shrimp& chicken mixture with the cooked pasta.

  • Pour into a large casserole dish or roaster.

  • Top with remaining cheese, pimientos and sprinkle with paprika.

  • Bake at 475 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.

  •  Remove and garnish with fresh rosemary sprig.

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