Lemon Basil Shrimp and Pasta Recipe

2008-07-07 11:24

A zesty one-pot pasta dish is complete after tossing with capers, basil, olive oil, and lemon juice. Serve this Lemon Basil Shrimp and Pasta recipe with focaccia or crusty baguette.

Ingredients of Lemon Basil Shrimp and Pasta Recipe

3 quarts water
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons drained capers
2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups baby spinach

Preparation process of Lemon Basil Shrimp and Pasta recipe is very easy and takes the following steps.

Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add pasta; cook 8 minutes. Add shrimp to pan; cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are done and pasta is al dente. Drain. Place pasta mixture in a large bowl. Stir in basil and next 4 ingredients (through salt). Place 1/2 cup spinach on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture.

This Lemon Basil Shrimp and Pasta recipe serves four people. Nutritional information includes the following ingredients.

CALORIES 397(22% from fat); FAT 9.6g (sat 1.5g,mono 5.3g,poly 1.8g); IRON 5.4mg; CHOLESTEROL 172mg; CALCIUM 88mg; CARBOHYDRATE 44.9g; SODIUM 666mg; PROTEIN 31g; FIBER 2.4g

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