Get the Recipe: Shrimp Tagliatelle Pasta with Corn Crema


  • 5 ears of corn, husked
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup shallots or red onion, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 8 oz fresh tagliatelle or linguine pasta
  • 4 oz fresh shrimp, diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Shuck the corn and remove the kernels. Place the uncooked kernels in a blender and discard the cobs and husks. Purée the corn with 1⁄3 cup heavy cream. Press the purée through a fine sieve and reserve.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, and season with a little salt and pepper. Cook until the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and reduce for a few minutes. Add strained corn purée and bring to a gentle simmer and cook until the sauce is the consistency of heavy cream
  • Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente, about 4 minutes. Ingredients Drain, reserving ½ cup pasta water; add pasta and reserved water to saucepan and toss to coat.
  • Add diced shrimp, fresh thyme and pasta to corn cream in skillet and toss for a minute or so over medium heat.
  • Remove from heat, fold in cheese and taste for seasoning. Feel free to add salt and pepper (recommend white pepper).