Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil

TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

FOR THE LEMON OIL:
  • 1 lemon, zested
FOR THE PASTA:
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces arugula (about 3 packed cups)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
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Directions

For the lemon oil:

Combine the olive oil and the lemon zest in a small bowl and reserve.

For the pasta:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, in a large, heavy skillet warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until pink, about 5 minutes. Add the cooked linguine, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine. Turn off the heat and add the arugula. Using a mesh sieve, strain the lemon zest out of the reserved lemon olive oil and add the oil to the pasta. The zest can be discarded. Add some of the cooking water to desired consistency. Add the chopped parsley to the pasta and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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  • on May 04, 2014

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    This recipe was absolutely delicious and so easy. I liked that. I made it two weeks ago and making again today. The arugula was amazing and I left the lemon zest in the dish (but I love lemon in all forms). It is now May and the dish is perfect for this time of year. My husband gave two thumbs up. Thanks Giada!!

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  • on July 11, 2012

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    Easy to prepare. Refreshing lemony taste great summer meal

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  • on June 17, 2012

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    Fabulous flavor. I substituted blanched asapragus for the arugula and it tasted wonderful. So easy and so tasty. Giada does it again.

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