Penne with Spicy Shrimp and Tomato Sauce

From Cook's Country | December/January 2009

Why this recipe works:

A mixture of chopped jarred cherry peppers (a mildly hot, slightly sweet pepper), cherry pepper brine, olive oil, salt, and pepper proved perfect as a fast marinade, giving our Penne with Spicy Shrimp and Tomato Sauce a spicy, assertive kick. We cooked the red pepper flakes with the garlic to… read more

A mixture of chopped jarred cherry peppers (a mildly hot, slightly sweet pepper), cherry pepper brine, olive oil, salt, and pepper proved perfect as a fast marinade, giving our Penne with Spicy Shrimp and Tomato Sauce a spicy, assertive kick. We cooked the red pepper flakes with the garlic to maximize their flavor.

We had to be careful when sautéing the shrimp because they overcooked quickly. We cooked them until just pink on each side

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Serves 4

Jars of sliced cherry peppers can be found in the condiment aisle of most supermarkets, near the pickles. This sauce also works well with strand pastas such as spaghetti and linguine.

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