Thursday, June 3, 2010

Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil

I made this last night for Dinner.. It was really delicious! I added a chopped Tomato to the finished dish, and I used Angel Hair pasta because it's our favorite. Next time I will also add chopped Artichoke hearts. Do you like Arugula? I would suggest trying it in this recipe, it is so yummy. It's peppery and crisp. Adds a great texture to this dish, and.. it's good for you!


For the lemon oil:
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 lemon, zested

1 pound linguine pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 shallots, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
16 ounces frozen shrimp
1/4 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1 lemon, zested
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 ounces arugula (about 3 packed cups)
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

For the lemon oil:
Combine the olive oil and the lemon zest in a small bowl and reserve.

For the pasta:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, in a large, heavy skillet warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until pink, about 5 minutes. Add the cooked linguine, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine. Turn off the heat and add the arugula. Using a mesh sieve, strain the lemon zest out of the reserved lemon olive oil and add the oil to the pasta. The zest can be discarded. Add some of the cooking water to desired consistency. Add the chopped parsley to the pasta and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
Recipe and Photo Food Network, Giada De Laurentiis

1 comment:

Aubrey said...

We had this for dinner tonight and it was YUMMY! I like arugula, put it in most salads, and it was very good in this dish. In fact, I will probably add even more next time. The only thing we added was a side of garlic bread (fresh sourdough toasted and rubbed with garlic). Thanks Nancy! And thanks Giada!