Meal Kit

Shrimp de Jonghe Penne

and garlic-butter breadcrumbs

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Shellfish (Shrimp), Milk, Wheat

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This one is close to our heart. Shrimp de Jonghe and Home Chef share a hometown: the bustling burg of Chicago. This is one of our older dishes (we mean Chicago, not Home Chef), born in the late 19th or early 20th century at DeJonghe's Hotel and Restaurant on Monroe Street. Succulent shrimp are baked with pasta and a rich sauce of garlic, tomatoes, and cheese, crusted with a pinch of heat and baked to perfection. We hope you'll agree that we're doing our hometown proud here. Tip: Make quick work of mincing garlic by smashing the whole clove with the side of your chef's knife. Then rock the knife back and forth, keeping the tip steady by resting your other hand over the top.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    8 oz. Shrimp
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    5 oz. Penne Pasta
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
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    4 oz. Light Cream
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
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    ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
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    ⅗ oz. Butter
  • ¼ oz. Parsley
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Microwave-Safe Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using 16 oz shrimp, follow same instructions as 8 oz. shrimp, working in batches if necessary until shrimp reaches minimum internal temperature.

  • If using steak strips, separate into a single layer and pat dry. Season all over with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as shrimp in Step 3, stirring occasionally until no pink remains and steak strips reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using diced chicken, pat dry and season all over with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as shrimp in Step 3, stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  1. 1

    Cook Pasta and Prepare Ingredients

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until tender but still slightly firm, 6-7 minutes.

    Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander. Rinse quickly with cold water and set aside.

    While pasta cooks, stem and coarsely chop parsley.

    Halve tomatoes.

    Mince garlic.

    Pat shrimp dry, and season all over with a pinch of pepper.

  2. 2

    Make the Garlic-Butter Breadcrumbs

    Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted, 20-40 seconds.

    Stir panko, parsley (reserve a pinch for garnish), half the garlic, and half the red pepper flakes (reserve remaining of each for sauce) into butter until combined. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Cook the Shrimp

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp olive oil. Add shrimp to hot pan in a single layer and cook undisturbed on one side until slightly browned, 1-2 minutes.

    Transfer shrimp to a bowl or a plate. Shrimp will finish cooking in a later step.

    Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Return pan used to cook shrimp to medium heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and remaining garlic to hot pan and stir until fragrant, 30 seconds.

    Add reserved pasta cooking water, cream, and Parmesan and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir constantly until slightly thickened, 3-6 minutes.

    Stir in cooked pasta and tomatoes and remove from burner.

    Taste, and add remaining red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt and pepper, if desired.

  5. 5

    Bake Pasta and Finish Dish

    Pour pasta and sauce into prepared casserole dish and place on prepared baking sheet to catch any drips. For best results, use a 2-quart casserole dish or 9" pie pan. Place shrimp on top and pour any accumulated juices over. Cover evenly with garlic-butter breadcrumbs.

    Bake in hot oven until breadcrumbs are golden brown and shrimp reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 12-15 minutes.

    Let cool, 5 minutes.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with reserved parsley. Bon appétit!

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