Simple Linguine With Shrimp and Lemon Oil

This decadent pasta dish can be ready in just 15 minutes: weeknight dinner perfection
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A few simple ingredients transform into a sublime dinner in this Italian linguine recipe.

This recipe is courtesy of Food Network.

4
Servings
485
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the lemon oil

  • 1/2  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • lemon, zested

For the pasta

  • 1  Pound  linguine pasta
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • shallots, diced
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 16  Ounces  frozen shrimp
  • 1/4  Cup  lemon juice
  • lemon, zested
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 3  Ounces  arugula
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

For the lemon oil

Combine the olive oil and lemon zest in a small bowl, and set aside.

For the pasta

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

Meanwhile, in a large 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. Add the arugula.

Using a mesh sieve, strain the lemon zest out of the lemon oil. Add the lemon oil to the pasta. Add as much of the reserved pasta water as required to reach the desired sauce consistency. Toss in the chopped parsley. Serve immediately.    

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
54%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
142mg
47%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin A, RAE
139µg
20%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
23mg
31%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
251µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
148mg
15%
Choline, total
95mg
22%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
62µg
16%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
294mg
42%
Selenium, Se
33µg
60%
Sodium, Na
1068mg
71%
Water
227g
8%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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