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Crushed red pepper, garlic, and lemon zest give this dish plenty of zing.

Charlyne Mattox


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20 mins
20 mins
Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 3/4 cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta. Wipe out the pot.

  • 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.

  • 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).

Nutrition Facts

622 calories; fat 18g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 259mg; sodium 513mg; protein 46g; carbohydrates 64g; sugars 3g; fiber 2g; iron 5mg; calcium 155mg.