Peppery Pasta with Arugula and Shrimp

Peppery Pasta with Arugula and Shrimp Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Splitting the shrimp in half helps a small amount stretch further. You can sub baby spinach for arugula, if you prefer.
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Worthy of a special occasion

Yield:

4 servings

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 409
Fat 12.5 g
Satfat 5 g
Monofat 4.5 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 26.1 g
Carbohydrate 46 g
Fiber 2.1 g
Cholesterol 107 mg
Iron 3.3 mg
Sodium 671 mg
Calcium 231 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons black pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 (5-ounce) package fresh baby arugula
4 quarts water
8 ounces uncooked linguine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp, cut in half horizontally
2 tablespoons minced shallots
3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shaved fresh Romano cheese

Preparation

1. Combine 2 teaspoons garlic, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and arugula in a large bowl; toss well.

2. Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add pasta; cook 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Add hot pasta to arugula mixture, and toss well until arugula wilts.

3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; sauté 1 minute. Add remaining 1 teaspoon garlic and shallots; sauté 1 minute or until shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from pan. Add broth and juice to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Return shrimp to pan. Remove from heat; stir in butter.

4. Arrange 1 1/2 cups pasta on each of 4 plates. Spoon 1/3 cup shrimp mixture over each serving. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese.

Note:

Jennifer Martinkus,

April 2010
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