12 ounces gemelli pasta (or any other desired pasta)
Three-quarter medium-size onion chopped
4 cups sliced mushrooms
One cube unsalted butter
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 half cup Crown Royal Whiskey®
1 cup water, white wine or chicken broth
Two extra-large vegetable bouillon cubes
1/4 cup flour and water for thickening
1 pound cooked shrimp skinned
1 – 2 teaspoons dried chives
Fill a larger pasta pot 3/4 full and bring to a medium boil. Add the desired amount of pasta to the hot water. Continue to cook the pasta while preparing the rest of the dish. Check it for doneness occasionally and turn off when it become al dente.
Sauté onion in a large skillet with melted butter until they begin to caramelize and the onions turn slightly brown, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms to the skillet and continue to sauté over medium heat until the mushrooms are soft. Continue to stir occasionally while they cook.
Pour Crown Royal Whiskey® into the pan to reduce and deglaze the pan. If using fresh shrimp then you should add them now and sauté for a few minutes until they begin to turn pin.. If they are already cooked then hold off and add them at the end of the recipe so that they do not over cook and become rubbery. Add 1 cup water, white wine or chicken broth (reduce bouillon if using chicken broth) or as much as you want to create enough sauce. Add bouillon cubes. If you have selected chicken broth instead of water, then reduce the bouillon to one cube instead of two. Stir occasionally with the saucepan at a slow simmer.
Cooking Tip: Create a thickening sauce by placing 1/4 cup flour in a measuring cup. Add water to the 1/2 cup mark and whip with a small whisk until it is a smooth consistency with no lumps. Make sure you add enough water so that it can be poured from the measure cup into the saucepan.
With the saucepan at a slow simmer, slowly add the flour mixture while stirring continuously. Stir until the sauce thickens and cook until all taste of flour is cooked into the sauce. The taste of the Crown Royal Whiskey® and any wine should have cooked to a slightly sweet and non-alcohol taste.
Add the shrimp now if they were pre-cooked. Then add the dried scallions. Stir all together and continue to simmer on low while you drain the gemelli. Serve with pasta and shrimp dish mixed together, or if you prefer, serve shrimp on a bed of pasta.
If you like this recipe from KCinAZ, then give me a like or comment on this post. 😀 I’ll try to give you more fun recipes.