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Go ahead and eat a heaping bowl of this healthy version of Shrimp Scampi. You won’t regret it!
1. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to package instructions for just under al dente. This will be 2 to 3 minutes less than what the pasta package directions say for al dente (it will cook further in the sauce). Drain the cooked pasta, but reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water. Set both aside.
2. Meanwhile season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet between medium and medium high heat.
4. Add the shrimp to the hot pan.
5. When the underside of the shrimp has changed color, about 2 to 3 minutes; turn them over.
6. Add the shallots, garlic, and crushed chili peppers to the shrimp. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring to keep the garlic from burning.
7. Toss in the spinach and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
8. When the spinach had barely wilted, add the white wine and allow the wine to reduce by half.
9. When the wine has reduced, stir in the butter, and add the cooked pasta along with about 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water. Toss and cook until the pasta is completely cooked. If the pasta is too dry, add a little of the remaining pasta water at a time until you have the amount of liquid you like.
10. Add the chopped parsley, squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the pasta, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Plate your pasta.
11. Cut the other half of the lemon into wedges, and garnish the pasta with the lemon wedges.
12. If desired, serve the pasta with grated Parmesan cheese.
Feel free to customize the toppings to your taste. I like my wrap with avocado, tomato and lettuce while my husband likes the chicken on a bun as a club sandwich. The real key to this recipe is the marinade.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!