Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil

Linguine w/Shrimp & Lemon Oil
Can you tell how much I LOVE pasta?! The majority of my Food For Thoughts are pasta, aren't they? ..Here's the deal: Hot, cold, plain-jane, or jazzed up, I'm all about the pasta! This recipe is best served hot off the press, but I kid you not.. the leftovers are just as amazing if you're too lazy to heat 'em up!


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

For the pasta:
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.

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Sea Cuisine said... [Reply]

What a delicious use of frozen shrimp! Sounds a bit like shrimp scampi. Do you think it would hurt to add a little white wine to the pasta? Personally, we always love to finish our pasta off with a touch of Parmesan.

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said... [Reply]

Mmmmmm adding white wine to the pasta and finishing it off with Parmesan would be PERFECTO!!!!!!! Great tip--Thank you!! =)

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