Angel Hair Pasta Nests
Filled With A Creamy Shrimp Sauce


I created this recipe for a unique way to serve these cute little nests by browning them first in a skillet then finish cooking them in chicken broth. Fill them with a creamy shrimp sauce and serve. Here are more very tasty First Course dishes with pictures. Don't miss looking at my easy gourmet side dish ideas and recipes with photographs for elegant Dinner Parties

Angel Hair Pasta Nests
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Prep: 30 min   Cook: 10 min   Total Time: 40 min   Yield: 6 servings


6 Colavita Angel Hair pasta nest (1-1/2 ounces per person)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
6 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup heavy cream, heated
1/4 cup salad shrimp larger shrimp if desired
1 teaspoon dried Thyme leaves
6 basil sprigs for garnish, optional


Put pasta in a deep skillet with olive oil over medium heat and brown for 2-1/2 minutes each side.

Drain and discard the oil; add enough broth to completely cover them. Bring to a boil, cover and cook 4 minutes. The nests will separate but don't worry this is normal. To re-form them, drain the broth, divide equally among 6 teacups, twirl pasta with a long-tined fork, slip off the tines of the fork onto individual serving plates shaping each one into a nest.

Spoon the heated cream around the angel hair, fill them with shrimp and thyme leaves. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs and serve.

wine bottle Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay

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