Shrimp and Pasta Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina

Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin of Columbia is a tasty recipe for shrimp, broccoli, and sun-dried tomatoes in a blue cheese cream sauce.
Shrimp and Pasta a la BlueFin Columbia South Carolina

Last Updated on September 8, 2021

Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina Shrimp and Pasta Blue Fin of Columbia, South Carolina is a tasty recipe for shrimp, broccoli, and sun-dried tomatoes in a blue cheese cream sauce. Enjoy it with a big salad and white wine. This dish is very similar to my Ginger Man Shrimp and Pasta except this one has blue cheese.  Both are lovely.

A Word About Blue Cheese

Wedge vs Crumbled

I know I have said this before, but I’ll say it again. Please, if a recipe calls from crumbled blue cheese, get a wedge of blue cheese and crumble it yourself. The blue cheese that is already crumbled is the worst of the lot that the cheesemaker is trying to get rid of. Blue cheese should be semi-soft on the inside and give slightly on the outside. It should be a little less soft than a ripe avocado. Speaking of which, avocado and blue cheese are so good together… My current favorite blue cheese is from Point Reyes in California. Whichever blue cheese you buy, it should be good enough for you to eat it by itself or on a cracker. If you wouldn’t eat it by itself, don’t bother. I know some people don’t like blue cheese, and that’s okay. If you don’t like it, you could do the Ginger Man recipe above. Blue cheese crumbles easily in your hand or you can put it in a small food processor or even a fork the way my mother used to do.

Cleaning Shrimp for Blue Fin Pasta

Please, please, please make sure your shrimp is deveined. Did you know that the vein in the back of a shrimp is its intestinal tract? Shrimp poop! No thank you! Additionally, some people, like me, are allergic to the sand vein. It makes me wonder if maybe a lot of people who think they are allergic to shrimp are only allergic to the sand vein. Regardless, no one wants to eat poop, so please make sure the shrimp is deveined.
Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina

Shrimp and Pasta a la BlueFin Columbia South Carolina

Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin of Columbia is a tasty recipe for shrimp, broccoli, and sun-dried tomatoes in a blue cheese cream sauce.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Cuisine: American South
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2021-07-31
Servings (slide to adjust): 4
Calories: 491kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Fettuccini, cooked
  • ¼ cup Sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup Broccoli, crowns only
  • 1 tablespoon Basil, chiffonaded

~~ -- For the Shrimp -- ~~

  • 1 pound Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • ¼ cup White wine
  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper, freshly ground

~~ -- Sauce -- ~~

  • 2 tablespoon Flour
  • ½ cup Cream
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 2 tablespoon Blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoon Parmesan

~~ -- Garnish -- ~~

  • 2 tablespoon Parmesan, shaved
  • 1 tablespoon Basil, chiffonade
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.

Instructions

  • Mise En Place
    Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina
  • 1 pound Fettuccini
    Put the pasta on to boil. If you are conserving water, don't salt it.
    Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina
  • 1 cup Broccoli
    Steam the broccoli until it's tender but still crisp. If the pasta is not al dente by that time, remove the broccoli from the heat and set it aside.
    Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina
  • 2 cloves Garlic, 1 tablespoon Butter
    While that is happening, in a saute pan, saute garlic in the butter until it turns translucent. Don't let it burn.
    Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina
  • 1 pound Shrimp, 1/4 cup White wine
    Add the shrimp and saute them until they are nicely pink and have started to curl up. Deglaze the pan with the wine. Don't let the shrimp curl completely. Remove them from the pan and set aside, keeping them warm. Leave the liquid in the pan.
    Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina
  • 2 tablespoon Flour
    Add the flour to the saute pan and mix it in until it starts turning white.
    Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina
  • 1/2 cup Cream, 1/2 cup Milk, 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
    Add the cream and milk, Old Bay seasoning, and stir until the mixture thickens. If it doesn't get thick enough, add a little more flour.
    Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina
  • 2 tablespoon Blue cheese, 2 tablespoon Parmesan
    When the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, add the blue cheese and parmesan and let them melt, thoroughly mixing it in.
    Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina
  • Add the shimp back in and coat them nicely with the sauce.
    Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina
  • 1/4 cup Sun-dried tomatoes, 1 tablespoon Basil
    Add the broccoli, half of the chiffonaded basil, and sun-dried tomatoes and toss to get everything coated in the sauce.
    Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, 2 tablespoon Parmesan, 1 tablespoon Basil
    In a large pasta serving bowl, add the shrimp mixture, toss and garnish with the remaining basil, freshly ground black pepper, and some shaved parmesan
    Shrimp and Pasta a la Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina
  • Serve with a nice salad and white wine.

Notes

You can add more or less blue cheese depending on how strong your cheese is.  Always taste for seasoning.

Nutrition

Serving: 344gCalories: 491kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 37gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 261mgSodium: 600mgPotassium: 536mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g
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7 Responses to Shrimp and Pasta Blue Fin Columbia South Carolina

  1. Douglas J Sutton says:

    5 stars
    I saw all the other comments and thought I should try this. We had it with salad and garlic bread. Delicious!

  2. Hanna says:

    5 stars
    That was so delicious. It was easy to make, and I used your pesto recipe. Thank you!

  3. Bob M says:

    5 stars
    I don’t usually write reviews, but I was looking around for a good shrimp and pasta recipe, came across this one and made it. Wow! Just great. We had it with salad and a bottle of white wine. My date was really impressed. Thank you!

  4. Yolanda L says:

    5 stars
    I’m Bob’s girlfriend. I had to jump on and say how much we enjoyed this. You know the expression, the way to a man’s heart is his stomach, well, I guess it’s the way to my heart, too. Good job, Bob!

  5. Jennifer P says:

    5 stars
    This was so delicious. I loved it and added it to my regular rotation.