shrimp scampi with wilted spinach
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A garlic and lemon flavored pasta sauce atop of spaghetti with shrimp
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 1 pound shrimp, cleaned
  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 lemons, juiced and zested
  • ⅔ cup of olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • crushed red pepper, ¼ teaspoon
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh parley, chopped (optional)
  • fresh spinach, 2 to 3 cups, rinsed and dried
  1. Bring one gallon of water to a boil in a large stock pot.
  2. Add 4.5 teaspoons of salt and pasta to water and bring back to a boil, cooking according to package instructions.
  3. Do not overcook pasta - it is best served al dente
  4. Reserve pasta water
  5. In the meantime, heat ⅓ cup olive oil in a large saute pan.
  6. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and add to pan.
  7. Cook shrimp for 4 to 5 minutes, 2 minutes on each side.
  8. Using slotted spoon, remove shrimp from pan and set aside
  9. Add the garlic to the pan and cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes - do not brown!
  10. Add white wine and cook over medium-high heat until reduced by half, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  11. Add the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, zest, and crushed red pepper and cook for another minute.
  12. Drain pasta and then toss with spinach, shrimp, and sauce.
  13. Add a bit of reserved pasta water if desired.
  14. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
Recipe by Feeling Foodish at