Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Shrimp with White Wine and Spinach over Penne

I posted this as a guest post on Erica's blog, My Columbian Recipes, but it was so good I wanted to add it to mine as well!, I got the recipe from the lovely Bridgett of LaBellaCook, a great blog for Italian food and you must hop on over there to see her Clementine cake!

Pasta with shrimp and Spinach or Arugula


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 3 cups (packed) fresh spinach
  • Zest of 1 small lemon


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and and saute until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the red pepper flakes and white wine and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the wine reduces by half, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp and cook just until they are pink, about 2 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, cook the Penne in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Drain the penne mix with arugula or spinach in the skillet. Toss to combine.
  6. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl, sprinkle zest over the pasta and serve.

Oh wow the smell of the wine reducing down is simply divine

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