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
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.
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