Mad Men Inspired Linguine With Vodka Sauce and Shrimp

March 25, 2012

Linguine with vodka sauce and shrimp is a recipe straight from the popular television show, Mad Men.  Linguine pasta is tossed is a creamy tomato sauce that is spiked with a tad of vodka.  Sauteed shrimp and chunks of green asparagus are tossed in the mix to make one delicious meal.  Linguine with vodaka sauce and shrimp is an easy meal that you can whip up on Sunday night right before the show starts.

Linguine with Vodka Sauce and Shrimp


1/2 pound linguine
1 teaspoon butter
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 ounces pounds Roma tomatoes, chopped or 28 can
1/4 cup vodka
12 spears of asparagus, chopped into thirds
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 bunch basil and/or thyme, chopped
black pepper
While pasta water comes to a boil, sauté garlic and red pepper flakes in butter. Add tomatoes and simmer for ten minutes.
Start cooking linguine.
Stir in ricotta cheese and cream into tomatoes.
Add shrimp and vodka.
Cook 2 minutes, then add asparagus and basil.
Cook 2 more minutes.
Serve on cooked and drained linguine.
Garnish with more fresh basil, cheese and black pepper to taste.

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