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Pasta Valenzana

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“I don't know where this recipe originates. Probably a Moosewood cookbook but I can't swear to it. A friend of mine sent it to me and my sister and I love it. I don't cook with saffron much but I like the use of it in this recipe.”

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  1. In a large skillet, cook the bell pepper, garlic, and crushed red pepper in oil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add in the sherry, scallions, and tomatoes; stir.
  3. Add the saffron to the 1/4 cup boiling water; add to the sauce mixture; increase to high heat and reduce sauce mixture for 1 minute.
  4. Add in the peas and lower heat; simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Add the shrimp and cook about 4 minutes or until pink.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Transfer cooked linguine to individual pasta bowls.
  8. Ladle the sauce over the linguine and sprinkle with fresh grated parmesan cheese.

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