Shrimp Burrata Mafaldine

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I have never been to Italy, but it is definitely on my bucket list!  My niece Colleen lives there and I want to go and cook with her and her Italian mother- in- law.  I want to bake breads, buy fresh ingredients at the local market.  I want to go on Gondola ride.  Oh, and I want to make homemade gnocchi….I seriously want to make homemade gnocchi!  I have a regular Hallmark movie going on in my head right now!

When I made this amazing dish last night for dinner, I could envision myself sitting in a quaint little Italian Bistro, sharing a glass of wine with friends and family (there’s that Hallmark movie again).

I’m going to go to Italy in the near future (God willing), and I know it will be even better than my expectations.  I will share every lovely moment with all of you too!  But for the time being, I will continue to search and create delicious recipes and share them with you.  I hope you make this recipe and I hope you enjoy it as much as my husband and I did!  If you do, post a picture and tag me on Instagram @goodeatsbymimi.  I would love to see them!

Ingredients:

½ pound Mafaldine pasta

16 large uncooked shrimp (deveined and peeled)

¼ cup unsalted butter

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3 cloves minced garlic

1 cup white wine

1 8 oz. ball of Burrata cheese

¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup fresh parsley

¼ cup fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried)

2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves (or ¾ teaspoon dried)

Salt and pepper for seasoning

Instructions:

 Prepare pasta according to package directions.

While the pasta is cooking, season shrimp with salt and pepper.

Heat butter and oil in a large skillet until butter starts to sizzle.

Add the shrimp and cook until almost done (about 2 minutes on each side).   Add the garlic and cook for another minute.  Pour in the white wine and reduce slightly (about 1-2 minutes).  Turn the heat off.

Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss well.  Add the burrata cheese, pulling it apart to distribute evenly.  Add the herbs and Parmesan Cheese and toss everything together.

Serve with a side of salad and my no knead Dutch oven bread.  Have a glass of that white wine while you’re at it.  Enjoy!!!

This recipe was inspired by Jessica Merchant’s Lobster Burrata Pasta.