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Linguine With Spicy Shrimp

Linguine With Spicy Shrimp
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  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).
By August, 2012

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 622
  • Fat 18g
  • Sat Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 259mg
  • Sodium 513mg
  • Protein 46g
  • Carbohydrate 64g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Iron 5mg
  • Calcium 155mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

You may see either bagged, larger-stemmed, or delicate hydroponically grown watercress in the grocery store. All work equally well in this recipe. Trim off any thick and woody stems before using. 

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