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Lemony Shrimpy Pasta
This dish is so simple you can whip this up almost anytime for any occasion. The sauce of the pasta naturally binds together with such fresh ingredients creating a buttery citrus balance.
HERO INGREDIENT
Lemons
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15 min
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EASY
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Ingredients

Half pack Fettuccini or spaghetti

1 tablespoon butter

⅓ chopped red onion

3 cloves minced garlic

½ kg shrimp, peeled, cleaned and de-veined

2 lemons juiced

½ cup chicken stock

3 tablespoons drained capers             

2 cups baby spinach

¼ cup chopped fresh basil       

Toasted pine nuts

½ teaspoon lemon zest

Method

1.    Bring water to a boil, add the pasta and cook for 8 minutes. Drain. Drizzle olive oil over pasta and set aside.  In same pan used for pasta, combine the butter, red onion, garlic, shrimp and lemon juice.

2.    Cook over medium heat until shrimp are pink and no longer raw. 

3.    Mix in the wine or chicken stock with the capers. Mix in the spinach and cook for about one minute. You want the spinach to be cooked but not soggy. Add the pasta.

4.    Lastly, add basil for a quick mix. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with pine nuts and lemon zest for color.

Take note! This recipe doesn't require any spices.
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