December 1, 2010

Penne with Shrimp, Chorizo, and Asiago Cheese!

I’ve got a really good one for you today!

I was at World Market and picked up a mini version of Spanish chorizo. And I had some scrimps sitting in my freezer at home. So I decided to make this little concoction…

Penne with Shrimp, Chorizo, and Asiago cheese!


  • 10-12 shrimp (Mine were in a bag in my freezer. Feel free to use fresh ones.)
  • 2 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Asiago Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped Spanish chorizo (You can use Mexican chorizo if you want, but it will just fall apart and get runny and gross. So whatever floats yer boat…)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 1 box Penne pasta
  • 3/4 cup white wine


  • While you are making the sauce, cook the penne according to directions on package.
  • Save yourself some time and dishwashing by throwing the peas into the water with the penne.
  • When penne is done, set aside.
  • In a nonstick frying pan, fry the shrimp until they are done. Or just follow the cooking directions on the bag of frozen shrimp.
  • Remove shrimp and set aside. (And remove the extraneous sauce matter from the pan, if your shrimp came in a bag.)

  • In the same pan, add the chopped chorizo and garlic (and a little oil, if you think it will stick. It probably won’t, but still…)
  • Cook until crunchy and brown.

  • Add the white wine and reduce until it looks something like this:

  • Add the heavy cream and reduce until the sauce is thick.
  • Then add cheese and cooked shrimp.

  • Then add the drained pasta and peas….

  • Mix it all together…

  • Plate it up, and add some Parmesan or something if you want….


Oh, by the way, how do you like my snazzy new apron that I got in N’Awlins?

It’s so Me, don’t you think? =-D

Lisa Baltierra is known as the CookyMunchkin when she cooks, the KraftyMunchkin when she crafts, and the MightyMunchkin at all other times of the day. You can see her other nifty blog posts at Oh, and she is the Owner/Queen/Supreme Voodoo Goddess of KraftyMunchkin Designs.

1 comment:

makayla said...

I love a food post. Looks sooo delicious.