Linguine With Spicy Shrimp

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 622 calories
    • Fat 18 g
    • Sat Fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 259 mg
    • Sodium 513 mg
    • Protein 46 g
    • Carbohydrate 64 g
    • Sugar 3 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 155 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 3/4pound linguine
  2. Check 1/4cup olive oil
  3. Check 1 1/2pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp, tails removed (raw)
  4. Check 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  5. Check 1/4 to 1/2teaspoon crushed red pepper
  6. Check kosher salt
  7. Check 2 bunches watercress, thick stems removed and torn (about 6 cups)
  8. Check 1tablespoon grated lemon zest

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 3/4 cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta. Wipe out the pot.
  2. Heat the oil in the pasta pot over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic, red pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt. Cook, tossing occasionally, until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the pasta, watercress, lemon zest, and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water and cook, tossing, until the sauce coats the pasta, 1 to 2 minutes (adding more cooking water as needed to loosen the sauce).