Seafood: Mama's Shrimp Spaghetti

posted by Sparkie 05-11-102 6:19 PM

Mama’s Shrimp Spaghetti

4 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 lbs. Unpeeled medium size fresh shrimp
1/2 package (7 oz) vermicelli or thin spaghetti
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup (3 oz) shredded Swiss cheese
2 1/2 tblspns dry sherry
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground white pepper
2 tblspns grated Parmesan cheese
2 tblspns slivered almonds.

Bring water to a boil, add shrimp and cook 3 to5minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain well, rinse with cold water, Chill. Peel and devein shrimp, set aside

Cook vermicelli according to directions, drain.

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat, stir in flour and cream, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly., until thickened. Stir in Swiss cheese, sherry, salt and pepper. Remove from heat, stir in shrimp and vermicelli.

Spoon mixture into a greased 2-quart casserole, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and almonds. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until heated. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat (with electric oven door partially opened) 6 minutes or until browned

Yield 6 servings.

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