Friday, May 28, 2010

Day #41, Shrimp Fettucini

I was excited to try this dinner entree, not because I love shrimp (I don't), but because I love pasta! Love, love, love pasta, especially fettuccine. Fettuccine literally means "little ribbons" in Italian, and this type of pasta is very popular in Rome. It's a flat, thick noodle made of egg and flour.

The bed of fettuccine noodles is tossed with baby arugula in a vodka sauce, and topped with roasted black tiger shrimp and Parmesan cheese.

I like this dish especially because Chef Jody chose the vodka sauce over the traditional Alfredo that is commonly used with fettuccine noodles. I think the sauce really makes this dish. It was slightly thick, so it stuck to the noodles. It was not at all watery, which is a major pet-peeve of mine when it comes to pasta sauce.

Although shrimp isn't my favorite, the shrimp with this entree were actually very flavorful and tender, and they went so well with the vodka sauce.

This was another awesome dish off of the new menu. It's a huge portion, so make sure you are either hungry or want leftovers to take home when you order this one! I actually split mine with two other people, and I was still full. Glad I tried it!


  1. Our favorite off the new menu!

  2. one of my favs, thanks for sharing!

  3. Anytime! Just catch me before I've eaten it all! haha