Musky nutmeg naturally highlights spinach and pasta in this simple supper dish. For maximum flavor, always use freshly grated nutmeg.
12 ounces uncooked penne pasta
1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
2 1/2 cups chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
1 cup vegetable broth
1/4 cup dry vermouth
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon rind
1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Prepare pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well; return to pan. Stir in spinach; toss well until spinach wilts.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt; sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from pan; set aside. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in pan over medium heat. Add onion; cook 10 minutes or until tender, stirring often.
Stir in broth, vermouth, and rind. Increase heat to medium-high; cook 8 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Reduce heat to medium. Add cheese; stir until well blended. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, and pepper; remove from heat. Add shrimp and onion mixture to pasta mixture; toss to combine.
I've made this for years, so a house favorite. Now we have a LO (17 months) and are doing BLW. He doesn't like shrimp, but I subbed in small bay scallops and he gobbles them up.
Yeah for a food that's not the standard spaghetti that we can share with the LO. Plus, it has "hidden" spinach.
I always put spinach in colander and drain pasta over it so it wilts well while I am cooking the seafood and sauce.
Tasty, but not quick. Doubled the spinach and steamed it over water because the noodles weren't doing the job. Don't know if I'll make it again - the nutmeg was a nice change, but perhaps not my favorite.
Loved this! Very quick and easy. I added a tiny bit of chile flakes with butter and shrimp, and slightly butterflied, not all the way, the shrimp, cause i like the texture when they curl up. Also just the tiniest bit of lemon juice at the end really makes the flavor pop.
This recipe was awesome! I poured the pasta and hot water over the spinach in the collander so it would wilt more. I also added a few cloves of minced garlic when cooking the onions. I used white wine instead of vermouth. So good!