Wednesday, May 23, 2012

food (food) | lemon arugala pasta with garlic shrimp

Lemon pasta is such a quick, easy and refreshing dish.  I was introduced to a recipe from my Giada cookbook, but I felt like it was missing a veggie and protein.  So to add a little more substance to it, I added sauteed arugala into the pasta and topped it with garlic shrimp.  If you're looking for a pasta dish that is light and satisfying I definitely recommend trying this one.

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Here's what you'll need:
  • One package of parpadelle noodles
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 lbs of peeled un-cooked shrimp
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp of butter 
  • EVOO
  • Half pre-washed bag of arugala
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated peccorino and parmesan cheese (optional)
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Directions:
  • Cook pasta according to package directions
  • Heat a pan on medium-low heat.
  • Add 1 tbsp of EVOO and butter until butter has melted.
  • Add garlic and let it absorb for a minute, then add shrimp.  Lightly season with salt and sautee until fully cooked.
  • Add juice from half a lemon to shrimp right before they are fully cooked.
  • While shrimp and pasta are cooking, add juice from remaining lemons in a bowl with 3 tbsp of EVOO.  Set aside.
  • Remove shrimp from pan and set aside - leaving some excess oil/butter in the pan.
  • While the pan is still on the stove, add arugala and lightly toss until slightly wilted.
  • Drain pasta and return to pot with slightly wilted arugala.  Add the lemon juice/EVOO to pasta and coat until even.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place pasta in large dish with shrimp on top.
  • Add peccorino/parmesian cheese to top off the dish.
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This dish would go great with a glass of sauvignon blanc or a nice refreshing glass of cucumber water. Enjoy!

4 comments:

socialitedreams said...

man that sounds good...so hungry!

Johanna said...

making this tonight - booyah!

Laura Go said...

Tabitha, oh yum! I need to get to the grocers and get me some supplies stat!

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Alyssa said...

I dreamt about this post/dish last night. Making it in the near future.