Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
4 servings

Splitting the shrimp in half helps a small amount stretch further. You can sub baby spinach for arugula, if you prefer.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

eazbroze's Review

October 17, 2012
Needed to add a bit more lemon juice. I used precooked packaged shrimp and they worked ok in the dish. Used spinach, but arugula would certainly be preferred.

pdxcook's Review

March 27, 2012
Excellent dish. Doubled most of the ingredients except pepper and arugula since we wanted to use 1 lb of shrimp and 1 lb of linguine. I also added the pasta back to the sauce, for a minute or so, before pouring it over the arugula. you definitely have to use baby arugula, the older stuff is too bitter and won't really wilt in this dish. We also like mushrooms so sauteed a few sliced up with the onion. Will definitely try the red pepper flakes next time.

ccgirl364's Review

February 13, 2012

lisapomarico's Review

November 29, 2011
Really great, spicy and refreshing. I can't wait to make it again!

KathrynNC's Review

November 25, 2011
We enjoyed this dish both fresh and leftovers. Made minor changes based on previous reviews: Used some cooking liquid from pasta to help make sauce, doubled the shrimp and didn't bother to slice, added crushed red pepper, and mixed all pasta components in a large bowl prior to serving. It was relatively quick and easy to make and something we will probably do again.

sncrase's Review

May 30, 2011
I loved the idea of cutting the shrimp in half. I think I'll do that in other recipes as well. Definitely eat this one right away, the leftovers are not so hot. I agree wth some of the other posts that this needs a spicy element.

Hollypop's Review

March 19, 2011
This recipe was amazing. The flavor of the shrimp and sauce were delicious. I had to substitute baby spinach for arugula, since there wasn't any available in the store.

user's Review

November 27, 2010
I agree with previous reviewers that the arugula is key for maximum pepperiness which is the main theme of this recipe. I did not halve the shrimp and they came out fine. I did mix the pasta, sauce and shrimp all together along with the parmesan and a 1/4 cup pasta cooking water before turning out onto a serving platter because this is how I was taught. It was a beautiful presentation.

janicef2009's Review

August 02, 2010
This is a great summer pasta recipe! I will definitely make it again. I wouldn't recommend using spinach in place of the arugula though - the peppery taste of the arugula really adds to the dish.

KristyCooks's Review

June 12, 2010
This was fabulous: really simple and really delicious. <p> I used arugula and doubled the shrimp. I also took a moment to make a shrimp stock with the shells from my shrimp and used that instead of chicken broth. The only other change I made was the following: rather than dumping the pasta directly into the arugula, I removed the shrimp from my saute pan, added a bit more shrimp broth and cooked the pasta for about a minute in the shrimp-garlic sauce. The pasta absorbed most of the liquid and, when poured onto the arugula, sauced the dish perfectly. <p> Likely to be a standard in my kitchen as long as arugula is in season.