Linguine with Shrimp

linguine with shrimpPasta and shrimpis one of my favorite dishes. Whether it’s my spaghetti with shrimp and a cream/tomato sauce or my spicy linguine with shrimp, lemon and rocket lettuce. Both dishes are very quick to make and are so tasty that they’re bound to also become a favorite at your house.
I thought I’d share the spicy linguine and shrimp recipe with you first. The other will come later. If you want, do as I did: serve the dish with a nice pinot grigio and play some Italian music to set the mood.

Spicy Linguine with Prawns and Rocket
Serves 3

  • 300g linguine
  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 red chili pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tomatoes, deseeded and diced
  • 500g shrimp
  • fleur de sel and freshly-grated pepper
  • chopped flat leaf parsley
  • few handfuls of rocket lettuce
  • garlic toasts, to serve
  • lemon slices, to serve

Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta al dente. In the meantime, heat the oil in a large fryibg pan and gently sweat the onion, garlic and red pepper for about 8 minutes. Turn up the heat and add in the lemon juice. Add the chopped tomato, shrimp and salt and pepper to taste and stir for a minute or two until the shrimp cooks. Drain the pasta, reserving a few tablespoons of the cooking water. Stir the water and the pasta through the sauce. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley and the rocket. Serve with garlic toast and lemon slices.

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