Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Linguine with Creamy Shrimps and Spinach Sauce

Rich, garlicky, wholesome and so delicious:
this pasta with shrimps and spinach in a creamy tomato sauce will not disappoint you!

Are you looking for a great seafood pasta recipe that is quick, easy and really delicious? If so, you are in the right place!
This linguine pasta with creamy shrimps and spinach sauce is the perfect one-dish meal for a weekday family supper as well as a fun dinner with friends. The sweet flavor of the shrimps and the wholesome fresh spinach perfectly combine with a rich and creamy tomato sauce. You will love it!
I made this many, many times and it's always welcomed at the dinner table. And it won't take you more than half an hour to prepare it. I generally use fresh shrimps, but you can also use frozen ones. I don't have many things in my freezer (with the exception of a lot of ice-cream!), but one bag of shrimps is always there, just in case I can't make it to the market and would like to indulge in a special meal.
Here is the recipe for you:

Ingredients: serves 4 people
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed or minced (I minced half, and crushed the other half so I can remove it from the sauce when ready)
  • 3 oz (85 gr) fresh baby spinach
  • 3/4 lb of shrimps, clean
  • 1 can (about 14 oz, 400 gr) of whole tomatoes, crushed
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) of whipping cream
  • 12 oz (340 gr) of linguine pasta ( I use Barilla)
Preparation time: 30 minutes

 1: Heat the olive oil with the garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the baby spinach and cook for a couple of minutes.

2:  Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil (where you will cook the pasta). Cut most of the shrimps in pieces, and leave a handful uncut. Add to the skillet. Sprinkle with salt, and let saute' for a few minutes until the shrimps turn pink.

3: Add the crushed tomatoes, and adjust with salt. Let simmer over medium-low heat for another 10 to 15 minutes.  When the sauce is almost ready, stir in the final touch: the whipping cream. It will make the sauce creamy and rich. Let it simmer for a few more minutes.

Step 4: While the sauce is simmering, cook the linguine. Al dente, right? I always set the timer for 1 minute less than the box indicates, and always taste before draining. Drain the pasta, add it to the skillet and mix well. Serve immediately.

Let me know how your linguine pasta turned out! My boys loved it.
Buona serata.

1 comment:

  1. I love this Seafood Pasta. And I want to make this. But I have got many difference among in this site and your one. I am not understanding which one I should chose. Can anyone help me?