The Captain’s Shrimp Spaghetti

The Captain’s Shrimp Spaghetti
This recipe is one you can use anytime a delicious seafood dinner meal is required on short notice. Prep time is only 45-minutes and we’re certain your dinner guests will love it. The addition of Italian sausage is a great flavor enhancer but, a little goes a long way, too much will overpower the shrimp. The basic recipe is very good with or without the sausage. Serves four adults, great with tossed salad and garlic bread.

1-qt prepared spaghetti or marinara sauce (Ragu, Barilla and Bertolli
brands are all excellent)
1-1/2 cup chicken broth
1-pound shrimp tails, peeled and deveined
2-tablespoons thinly sliced fresh garlic
1/2-cup chopped yellow onion
2-Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1-cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2-tablespoons olive oil
1/4-cup red wine
1-box thin spaghetti (14-oz size)
2-links Johnsonville brand mild Italian sausage (casing removed)

Heat olive oil in large skillet, add sliced garlic, chopped onion, basil and crumbled sausage. Sauté until sausage begins to brown lightly. Stir in the sauce, broth, and wine. Simmer 20-minutes. Add shrimptails and continue a light simmer 20 additional minutes, stirring frequently. While sauce is on final simmer, boil the pasta per package instructions, drain as soon as al dente texture is achieved.

Ladle sauce mixture over pasta on serving plates and sprinkle with grated or shredded Parmesan cheese. For added zest, sprinkle lightly with crushed red pepper.