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
522
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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
  • 1 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
36g
51%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
29g
100%
Cholesterol
214mg
71%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
33g
72%
Vitamin A, RAE
80µg
11%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
31mg
41%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
228µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
208mg
21%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
42µg
11%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
61mg
19%
Phosphorus, P
286mg
41%
Sodium, Na
438mg
29%
Water
127g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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