Friday, July 29, 2011

Veal, Chicken, & Shrimp in a Cognac Cream Sauce over Homemade Pasta

Shawn made this for Ashton, Trevor and me a couple of weeks ago, after he'd come home from the restaraunt.   We all loved it and have anxiously been awaiting him to make it for us ever since.  It is absolutely delicious and will most likely be on the restaurant menu soon. 
I wasn't even sure what to call it and came up with the title quickly.  Any suggestions?  Or, does what I have sound okay? 
 Veal, Chicken & Shrimp in a Cognac Cream Sauce

Shawn makes homemade pasta.  There's just nothing better than from scratch pasta!  The taste, the texture, they just cannot be compared to that of packaged pasta.

He began with fresh shrimp, veal and chicken.  He split the chicken breasts and then pounded out both chicken and veal.

The chicken and veal were both dredged in a little flour 

and then put into a heated skillet with a couple tablespoons of olive oil

Once the chicken and veal had cooked on one side, Shawn added the shrimp (large shrimp with tails on), fresh mushrooms, portabella and um standard?...what do you call the standard mushrooms at the grocery store?  Funny, but I have no idea.  Anyway, that's what he used in this dish.

Add some salt and fresh, course ground black pepper
and cook until shrimp are done

After the shrimp and mushrooms had cooked, he poured about a cup of VSOP Brandy into the pan.  

Next, use a long lighter (you can see his in his right hand) and light the food in the pan so that the the alcohol cooks off.
 You'll have a flame obviously and it will die down as the alcohol cooks off.

Next, he added some cream (whole whipping cream), about a cup.
 And then added about 1/4 cup salted butter.
Stir  in the butter allowing it melt and blend with the rest of the sauce.
Shawn served this over fresh from scratch pasta noodles.  For this dish he cut the noodles a little larger than fettucine and smaller than egg noodles.    

I topped it with fresh rosemary...the only herb we have grown that's survived the heat..gotta make it picture perfect! 
I can't begin to tell you how yummy this is so I hope you'll make it, or come by the restaurant and try it for yourself...just make sure to tell Shawn you saw it here first!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Kalyn and her bf surprised me about an hour ago and said they are taking me to the movies and out to dinner tonight...on them!  I am sooooooooooo fortunate to have my children.  How cool is it that my 16 year old daughter wants to take me out on a Friday night?  I think that is the coolest thing!  I don't even have makeup on yet and it's off to get ready.

I hope you all are looking forward to your Friday night as much as I am.

p/s  I was working on another post while working on this one...sometimes I think I might have ADHD like a couple of other peeps in my immediate family...but anyway, you won't believe why people are stopping in front of my house to take pictures.  I hope to finish it tonight to show and tell!

I'm joining:  Funky Junk Interiors, Stone Gable, Miz Helen's Country cottage, and Foodie Friday


  1. 1) he is amazing!
    2) he is a keeper!
    3) that dish looks fabulous!!!

    enjoy your date with your daughter!

  2. That looks so yummy Nancy! Have fun at the movies. Your kids sound awesome!

  3. Wow, what a wonderful mix. This looks delicious.
    Have a nice evening. ~ Sarah

  4. OMG, Nancy!! I just feel like going over, specially right now, I am so hungry baby seatting my grandgirls, I'm so busy I can even eat! My, your hubby is a chef...mine loves to cook too and this manu is superb!! I'm drooling, so yummy everything. Thanks for sharing. I just came from TT at, BNOTP. Lots of hugs. FABBY

  5. Oh, I like the name you just gave it yourself, it made me run to open your post Nancy...wish I was close to go and try it! Love, FABBY

  6. Can I please come & live with you? :-) This looks absolutely fabulous! You are so right too that homemade pasta is superb...there's no comparison between it and boxed/packaged pasta.
    He is quite the chef and I can only imagine other dishes he creates.

    Hope you're having a fantastic Friday night! Your kids are wonderful ~ just like their parents.


  7. Hi! I live in your area and would love to know where Shawn's restaurant is located. This dish looks fabulous!

  8. Button or white mushrooms. The dish looked so good! I just had dinner, but I am drooling. I can't eat shrimp, but the other, I certainly can...well that & we don't drink, so the only thing I have in the house at the moment is some red wine that was given to us. It's going in the roast beef in the next day or two.
    Beckie from Ponderings of Life! (thanks for stopping by)

  9. Ok everyone, I did think of button mushrooms when I wrote the post but not white. Now I know for sure! I knew I'd get some emails and comments to let me know what they were! Thank you!

  10. Nancy, You don't have to tell me how good this is, I can see it! Oh what a gorgeous recipe! I need to have someone over so I can make it. Once in a while I will make homemade pasta... just the best!
    Thank you for sharing with us ON THE MENU MONDAY! I just LOVE this recipe and so will everyone who reads this post!

  11. Nancy, Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful post and recipe. It looks delicious.
    Miz Helen

  12. Hi Nancy,
    This is an elegant dish! I agree that one just has to have homemade pasta with this delicious recipe. Your presentation is outstanding. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen


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