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Shrimp, Leek, and Spinach Pasta

Shrimp, Leek, and Spinach Pasta
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  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leeks have softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp and lemon zest and cook, tossing frequently, until the shrimp is opaque throughout, 4 to 5 minutes more.
  4. Add the cream and ½ teaspoon salt to the pasta in the pot and cook over medium heat, stirring, until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the shrimp mixture and the spinach and toss to combine.
By April, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 691
  • Fat 26g
  • Sat Fat 15g
  • Cholesterol 249mg
  • Sodium 791mg
  • Protein 38g
  • Carbohydrate 80g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Iron 9mg
  • Calcium 184mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

White wine
Give this dish an even richer and more complex flavor by adding ½ cup dry white wine to the leeks after they have softened. Cook until the wine has almost evaporated before adding the shrimp and lemon zest.

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