Christmas Italian Recipe Italian Seafood


A classic dish from Italian tradition.

Shrimp linguine what else?!

Servings 4


  • 11.5 oz  Linguine
  • 4 ripe red tomatoes
  • 16 shrimp (with the head)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 spoonfuls of brandy
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp maizena
  • parsley, to taste
  • extravirgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste



Peel the shrimp, separate the tails from the heads and shells.

Cut the tails in pieces and set aside.

Wash and dice the tomatoes.

Clean and chop the onion.

Chop the parsley.


In a frying pan, sauté the shallot with extra virgin olive oil on low heat.

Add the shrimp heads and sauté

Add the maizena and sauté.

Add the brandy. Flambé the alcohol.

Add the tomato paste and two ladlefuls of water and simmer for some minutes, then filter and set aside.


In a frying pan, sauté some extra virgin olive oil on low heat.

Sizzle the shrimp tails for a quick second. In the meantime, boil the Linguini and drain when al dente. In a pan, sauté the pasta with the shrimp sauce, top with the chopped parsley.

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