Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

An easy meal you can throw together in a snap but most importantly, won't compromise on taste or presentation. Serve with a small side salad and you are set to impress.


1lb(s) penne pasta
¼ cup Glasses & Grapes Fresh Garlic EVOO
1 lb(s) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
½ tsp Maldon salt, plus extra for seasoning
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
1 (15-oz) can whole tomatoes, drained and roughly chopped
½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup white wine
⅓ cup clam juice
¾ cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup grated Parmesan


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the pasta and set aside. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Cook, stirring frequently until the shrimp turn pink and is cooked through, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the shrimp and set aside.
Add the tomatoes, 1/4 cup basil, 1/4 cup parsley, and the red pepper flakes. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the wine, clam juice, and heavy cream. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 7 to 8 minutes until the sauce thickens. Add 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, the cooked shrimp, the cooked pasta, and the remaining herbs. Toss together until all ingredients are coated. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
Transfer the pasta to a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve immediately.