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Fox 2 Detroit: Detroit Restaurant Week Preview with Empire Kitchen & Cocktails

Updated: May 16, 2019

Detroit's Empire Kitchen & Cocktails has 10 new menu items, and is participating in Detroit Restaurant Week Feb. 22 - March 3 with a three course dinner for $39. Chef Aaron Lowen stopped by the Fox2 Kitchen Saturday morning to showcase a few of his favorite dishes and to show how he prepares them. 


Shrimp Pasta

Ingredients:

  • Calabrian chili tomato cream sauce 

  • 1 quart purée tomato 

  • 1 quart diced tomato 

  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper

  • 1/4 cup diced Calabrian chilies

  • 1 cup diced onion 

  • 1/2 cup Chili oil 

  • 4 tbsp garlic 

  • 1 cup heavy cream 

  • 1 cup lobster meat 

  • 1 pound Gemelli pasta 

  • 1 pound fresh spinach 

  • 15-20 large shrimp Fresh herbs 



Directions

  • Begin by sweating onion, garlic, pepper and chilies in oil until soft and tender.

  • Add tomato and cook for 20-25 minutes add cream and cook an additional 10 minutes.

  • Add in lobster meat and allow to cool. 

  • To prepare finished pasta.

  • Sauté shrimp with a little olive oil.

  • Add in sauce and cook until shrimp are just cooked through.

  • Toss in pasta and spinach and wilt.

  • Garnish with fresh herbs. 


Original article: http://www.fox2detroit.com/good-day/weekend/detroit-restaurant-week-preview-with-empire-kitchen-cocktails

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