Shrimp Scampi with Pasta and Spinach Recipe


I love shrimp and everything in this dish. It fast and easy and if you're a seafood lover, you just hit the jackpot! We love this one especially when you're in hurry and want to throw a great meal together quickly.  For those of you that aren't seafood lovers substitute boneless cubed chicken breast it's terrific with chicken too! Also add a little heat to it with a few tablespoon of hot sauce!



Shrimp Scampi with Pasta and Spinach Recipe
1 pound baby spinach
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth or water or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon minced garlic plus 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley and basil
grating cheese

1 lb linguine or your favorite pasta cooked to package instructions 
(cook 15 minutes before shrimp mixture is completed) drained
2 pound of cooked shrimps with tails on not frozen (it's just for presentation take them off if you wish) or sauteed boneless breast chicken cubed

Optional: pinch of cayenne pepper and Italian flavored bread crumbs sauteed in butter see below.

In a large fry pan add butter, 1 tablespoon olive oil, stir in the garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add the wine, chicken broth,  spices, rest of the olive oil and spinach. Cook until the spinach is wilted. Add the shrimp cook until heated around 4 minutes. Add the fresh herbs and cheese, sprinkle on top of the pasta. See below for second option.

Optional topping:
In a small fry pan saute 2 tablespoons butter and 1/4 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs. Stirring until golden brown. Stir in the grating cheese add as a topping for this dish.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

1 comment:

Big Dude said...

Spinach seems like a nice addition to the scampi