Pink Sauce for Pasta (Shrimp): “Great with pasta or rice.”

Preparation Time:     
Cooking Time:     
Total Time: 15    
Makes 4 servings


4 tablespoons tomato puree
3/4 cup water
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon mustard seed
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 pounds medium shrimp – peeled and deveined
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place tomato puree in a measuring cup. Add enough water to make a total measure of 1 cup, place in a medium bowl. Stir in cream, ginger, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, black pepper to taste, and sugar. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the mustard seeds. As soon as they begin to pop, add the garlic. Stir once and add the shrimps. Stir and fry until they just turn opaque, sprinkling with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour in the pink sauce and stir. As soon as the sauce is bubbling, the Pink Sauce for Pasta is ready to be served with hot cooked pasta or rice.

Nutrition Value

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 565
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 57 %
Saturated Fat:
Cholesterol: 142 %
Sodium: 40 %
Potassium: 16 %
Total Carbohydrates: 3 %
Dietary Fiber: 3 %
Protein: 97 %
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Vitamin B6:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.