Jan 30 2011

Shrimp Fusilli


one pound medium shrimp, cut into thirds
one pound fusilli
one fucketonne garlic, minced
half-bottle dry white wine
two bottles clam juice
extra virgin olive oil
some fresh sage, chopped fine
generous splash corenwijn
salt & peppa to taste

Sautee the garlic on low-medium heat until translucent (don’t scorche the shitte!).

Throw in the shrimp, and turn the heat up to medium-high.

Add fresh ground black peppa, sautee until just cooked, and then remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Deglaze with the generous splashe of corenwijn, and then adde the white wine, clam juice, and sage, turn heat to high, and allow to reduce on high while you boil the fusilli (for twelve minutes).

With one minute left on the pasta, turn the heat to low-medium and throw the shrimp back in.

Drain the pasta (don’t fucken rinse it, asshole!), put it in the pot with the shrimp and shitte, turn the heat to high, and stir while the liquid reduces/incorporates into the pasta, for about two minutes.


Maybe you thinke itte’s blasphemous to put cheese on seafood, but this shitte really benefittes from a little freshly grated parmigiano reggiano, so fucke you.


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  1. 1

    Yum. What wine should I bring?

  2. 2
    Dr Becca

    De Cecco Fusilli is my FAVORITE!!

    Also, for the record, I do not think it’s blasphemous to put cheese on seafood. There’s an evil douchebag restaurant in the East Village that has a big note on its menu that says, “Cheese is not meant to go on seafood, and therefore, we will not give you grated cheese for your seafood pasta dishes. If you absolutely MUST have cheese on your seafood pasta, it will cost you $5.” I fucking hate that place.

  3. 3
    Comrade PhysioProf

    I would never ever patronize a restaurant with thatte kinde of pompous authoritarian attitude.

  4. 4
    Dr. Crazy

    I want you to have some fresh herbs on top of it for some color, but that’s just because I can only look at it and can’t eat it. I’d be much less picky if I could eat it.

  5. 5
    Dr Becca

    Word. Especially when there are, you might say, a fucktillion really good Italian restaurants in NYC you could go to instead.

  6. 6

    Mmmmm, looks fucking good…. I have the same red pot. I wouldn’t use any other pot… except for my other red pot.

  7. 7

    I was just re-reading the recipe – what with this Austrobelgian corenwijn shitte?

  8. 8

    Uh, I make a fantastic stuffed calamari sauce from a recipe (loose instructions, really) handed down from my Nana, whose people were from Basilicata. The stuffing is herbed breadcrumbs and grated hard cheese, Pecorino or Parmesan. A little more on top makes it taste even better, enhancing the balance between the sweet-tart tomato sauce and the moderate fishiness of squid, and I serve it like that because Nana said to.

    I would put money on my Nana against any snotty East Village chef. Well, okay, except she’s no longer among us.

  9. 9

    My nana would smack your hand with the wooden spoon if you tried to rinse pasta.

    Howzboute some moode musik?

  10. 10

    Thanks CPP for the American bistro recipe and the austrobelgian…..What a feast !

  11. 11

    Yeah, that shit about cheese and seafood is total bollocks. As a recovering chef I testify there are many MANY great recipes that contain both. Idiot snobs read that once in their lives and stick to it as if it were dogma.
    You might try mixing pink and white peppercorns with the black for a full and subtle taste elevation. I know it’s no great revelation it’s just that I’d forgotten how much I love that stuff, and since I got a batch to grind fresh I can’t stop using it.
    Whole wheat pasta is good too.

  12. 12

    Moar recipes! Perfect for when you’re feeling low on blog fodder.

  13. 13

    WTF moron decided no cheese on seafood pasta?

    And yeah, you need something green on this. Shoulda garnished with sage, dumbeasse.

    (Can’t you get decent fresh pasta where you live? That driedup box shitte is naste)

  14. 14

    Oh and whole wheat pasta is only “good” if you favor “crimes against all humanity”.

  15. 15
    Candid Engineer

    I put cheese on every fucking thing. Except AustroBelgians. Looks fantastic.

  16. 16

    Poem About Garlic

    No matter how many times I pushe the buttonnes,
    my kitchen scale will not read in fucketonnes.

  17. 17

    LMAO @ Phledge’s poem!

    And I had no idea I wasn’t supposed to put cheese on seafood. Everything is better with cheese, goddammit.

    I’d dunk a swordfish steak in a fondue pot if the damn thing would stay on the little fork.

  18. 18
    Dr. O

    WTF, no cheese on seafood? The owner of that lame East Village hell-hole must be lactose intolerant and very bitter.

    Looks fantastic, CPP.

  19. 19

    You must have a new camera. Looks good.

  20. 20

    Looks delicious. Are you gonna publish the physioproffe cookke bookke?

  21. 21

    Whenever I see shrimp I think of that episode of Blood, Sweat, and Take Out where a bunch of middle class british people have to harvest prawns and totally break down under the pressure.

  22. 22

    Nails are you still hanging out here? Haven’t you figured out yet that “Comrade” Physioprof is a tool of the oligarchy, just like his friends Twisty and Tenured “Radical”? I thought you were finally catching on.

    He’s a sexist to boot – he is threatened by my radical ideas, so he calls me a loon, knowing how society looks at women who stand up for themselves and dare to speak out and take on unpopular views.

  23. 23
    Funky Fresh

    Radical? Isn’t there an entire southeastern mountain range where the people share Isabel’s views?

  24. 24
    Notorious Ph.D.

    Is that a standard or metric fuck-ton of garlic?

  25. 25

    You have sterling taste, using De Cecco pasta. Except for homemade, THE best dry pasta evah.

  26. 26
    El Picador

    Yes, Funkster, but they have no Internet there. Something about ‘damn revenoo agents” I believe.

  27. 27

    And Funky Fresh and El Picador are apparently bigots.

    You guys talking about those poor Appalachians who are running the country again? Who have all the good New York liberals hands tied? Now that’s a reasonable outlook on life, sure it is.

  28. 28

    And now “Tenured Radical” has censored my comment! BikeMonkey thinks the right wing is repressing talk of a class war. Yet after not getting a response to my comment/question on TR’s unintelligible post about affirmative action at Wesleyan,I wrote the following, which just disappeared after a day or so (she refers to Wesleyan as Zenith):

    Isabel said…

    Hmm, tenured radical is not responding…

    Meanwhile, I am still trying to wrap my head around this comment

    2. The vast majority of people of color in this country are working class.

    3. 70% of the students at Zenith are white.”

    What does that mean?

    The truth is, most of the students may be white but they are not working class. In fact, according to my cursory internet research, most are upper-middle class, or higher. So, it’s an elitist school that obviously discriminates against the lower classes.

    So, whenever lower class whites are discriminated against (such as your colonial example and now at “Zenith”) they become “resentful” rather than happy for those who are being “raised up” instead.

    Gee what a surprise. How unreasonable of those evil, ignorant racists! *They* are obviously the problem!

    Exactly what is so radical about your message? You seem to be a tool of the oligarchy, like “Comrade” (hahahaha) Physioprof.


  29. 29

    Here’s the link. Her colonial example that I refer to is in the comments (which do discuss class).


  30. 30

    That has a lot to do with shrimp, I can see why you posted it.

  31. 31
    Funky Fresh

    Hey, Isa-hell. You know this is a post about shrimp pasta, right? Sounds to me like someone needs her own damned blog.

  32. 32

    You read it, didn’t you? So who cares where I posted it? “comrade” Physioprof is a rich white male bully who keeps spreading lies about me so why should I care about respecting his space or whatever? He has a lot of readers, so it gets the words out.

  33. 33

    I mean the word out hahaha

  34. 34

    But then I would have to spread a lot of time and energy establishing a readership and would probably end up 1) mostly preaching to the choir and 2) dealing constantly with trolls like you lot.

  35. 35

    I mean spend a lot of time and energy.

  36. 36
    El Picador

    Shrimp Fusilli is an effete dish favored by out of touch, elite coastal liberal oligarchy apologists, Funkster!

  37. 37
    Funky Fresh

    I heard a rumor that lower class whites prefer macaroni and possum.

  38. 38

    “Help, help, I’m being repressed!”

  39. 39

    We have better things to do than troll your blog. I don’t think this is a bilateral phenomenon, though.

  40. 40

    Again, I ask, why the hell do you comment on this blog?

  41. 41

    If you’re talking about the Appalachians, they’d probably lynch her in a minute.

  42. 42

    so you say, yet, here you are again, with nothing to contribute. Just an idle desire to be an asshole. What a surprise.

  43. 43

    Right. Lower class people have all the rights and privileges of the upper classes. It’s common sense!

  44. 44

    To get the word out.

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