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This scrumptious pasta dish has everything you need for a great meal all in one bowl. 

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2016


Credit: Christopher Testani; Styling: Kaitlyn Duross

Recipe Summary

21 mins
21 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cut lemons in half crosswise. Arrange lemons in pan, cut side down; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until cut side of lemon is charred. Remove lemons from pan; cool.

  • Squeeze 3 charred lemon halves to equal 2 tablespoons lemon juice; cut remaining lemon halves into 6 wedges, and set aside. Combine juice, half-and-half, rind, red pepper, 1 ounce Parmesan, and yolks in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Set aside.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add mushrooms to pan; cook 4 minutes or until mushrooms release their juices. Remove mixture from pan; keep warm.

  • Increase heat to medium-high. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shrimp to pan; sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook 2 minutes. Add wine to pan; cook 2 minutes or until liquid reduces to about 2 tablespoons. Remove pan from heat.

  • Cook pasta 2 minutes in a large pot of boiling water. Reserve 2 cups pasta cooking liquid; drain pasta. Immediately return pasta to pan over low heat. Add egg yolk mixture to hot pasta, tossing noodles quickly with tongs to coat completely. Stir in mushroom mixture; add pasta water a little at a time (start with 1 cup) to thin sauce to desired consistency. Stir in remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, basil, and half of shrimp mixture. Divide pasta mixture evenly among 6 plates; top evenly with remaining shrimp mixture. Sprinkle evenly with remaining Parmesan and black pepper. Serve with charred lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; fat 14.7g; saturated fat 5.1g; mono fat 6.1g; poly fat 1.9g; protein 25g; carbohydrates 47g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 258mg; iron 3mg; sodium 606mg; calcium 191mg; sugars 3g.