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New Year's Eve Menu- Shrimp Pasta with a Tomato White Wine Sauce

As 2020 comes to an end, many of us are hoping 2021 brings a better year. I am just grateful that I have my small family to celebrate with. Good food has always been a big part of our celebrations and I am looking forward to this New Years menu!


I've never really been one to celebrate New Year's Eve. My parents were never much for parties growing up, and once I was married and moved away, my Ex husband worked every New Year's Eve. So ringing in the New Year was never high on my priority list. When I met my SO, we started going out on New Year's Eve. Usually to his sister's house, to play board games, beer pong, and have great conversations with friends and family. This year however with the pandemic, I'm sure our New Year's will be low key, just us and the kids.


Since my SO is Italian, we eat a lot of seafood on special days such as Good Friday, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. I knew our menu had to include seafood in some way. One of my French Canadian traditions includes a Yule Log Cake, as my ancestors would go out and find a huge log to burn in the hearth, from Christmas Eve, to New Year's day. It was said to bring good luck and prosperity. Something I think we all could use in 2021. To bring us luck I will be making my Black Forest Roll Cake for dessert.


To start the meal I will be making my Bacon-Mozzarella Accordion Bread. Who doesn't love bread with pasta, and the salty bacon and cheese will compliment the sweet shrimp and tangy tomato sauce. Since we had a lovely seafood buffet on Christmas Eve, I wanted New Year's Eve to be a more complete meal. Which lead me to create this lovely Shrimp Pasta, tossed in a tomato and white wine sauce. The sauce is very simple- tangy from the tomatoes and slightly sweet from the onions and wine, with a slight fruity undertone to cut the tartness of the tinned tomatoes. I am certain my little family will enjoy this simple, yet oh so delicious meal, as we prepare to bring in a New Year. We will spend the remainder of the evening playing board games, watching New Year's Eve specials on TV and just enjoying spending time together as a family as we say good bye to a year that has been so difficult for many of us.


Shrimp & Pasta with Tomato White Wine Sauce
  

1 TBS olive oil
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 C white wine
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp oregano and basil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deviened
1 pound cavatapi pasta
green onion

Heat the oil in a large skillet, over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute. Add the white wine and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and oregano, basil and red pepper flakes; simmer until the sauce just starts to thicken, about 15 minutes.
   
Meanwhile, cook the pasta as directed.
   
Season the tomato sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Add the shrimp to the tomato sauce and simmer until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side. Drain the pasta, toss in the tomato sauce and serve optionally garnished with sliced green onion.

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Comments

  1. As an Italian everything lover (and most of all, foods) , plus crazy for seafood, I absolutely love this idea and will make it this year! I've planned fish for the 1st, but I will add this to my traditional New Year's Eve dinner. Two mains, the merrier! Thanks for providing the recipe! Happy and lucky and prosperous and fabulous new year to everybody!

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy New Year to you as well. May it bring much joy, love, luck and prosperity.

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  2. The black forrest roll cake had me drooling 🤤

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    1. Hahaha, it's a pretty good recipe that's for sure!

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  3. Love your pasta recipe and as of Italian decent, love the fish as it traditional to have it on New Years eve /day. To my list to made as it looks amazing. Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  4. I love shrimp, and adding it to pasta is one of my favorite ways to eat it. This recipe looks so good and easy too!

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    1. Thank you! You can't really go wrong when pasta and seafood are involved ;)

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  5. That really looks delicious! I love shrimp and pasta. This will go in my recipe box.

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    1. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and yours Lottie!

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  6. My daughter could eat shrimp every day of the week. This sounds so easy and very tasty. I will pin to make later. I know we will all love this recipe.

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    1. Shrimp is so wonderful to work with. Quick, easy and delicious!

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  7. I love how easy this recipe is! I was looking for a delicious and easy shrimp dinner for New Year's Eve and I 'm so glad I found this! Thank you!

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    1. I love hearing this. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do and all the best in 2021!

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