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Champagne Pasta With Shrimp

What can be more romantic than a shrimp pasta dish made with a Champagne Cream Sauce. This recipe was given to this editor by her mom who worked with the creator many years ago.
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2


  • 12 ounces linguine, cooked per package instructions
  • ¾ pound shrimp, peeled, deveined (tail on or peeled off)
  • 1 cup clam juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 1 cup champagne
  • sprinkle of nutmeg
  • sprinkle of parsley
  • grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • In a medium saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter on medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons minced shallots. Sauté until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  • Add to saucepan1 cup clam juice. Boil for 5 minutes or until reduced by half.
  • Then add to the saucepan, 1 cup cream and 1 cup champagne. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Add, sprinkle of nutmeg, sprinkle of pepper, and ¾ pound shrimp. Cook for approximately 2 minutes or until shrimp are pink.
  • Pour sauce over cooked pasta and toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley and optional grated Parmesan cheese.