Meatless Friday: Shrimp with Garlic, Tomatoes and Spinach over Pasta

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This delicious meatless meal lets you take advantage of the fresh ingredients that abound this time of year. It’s quick to prepare; have your shrimp cleaned and peeled before you start the water for the pasta, then get cooking!

"Meatless Friday: Shrimp with Garlic, Tomatoes and Spinach over Pasta" by Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS (CatholicMom.com)

Copyright 2017 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS. All rights reserved.

 

Shrimp with Garlic, Tomatoes and Spinach over Pasta

Makes 4 servings

2 TBL olive oil
1 lb. fresh shrimp, peeled and cleaned, tails off (I use 31/40 size shrimp)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
3/4 lb. linguine (or fettuccine)
8 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 lb. grape tomatoes
8 cups baby spinach
1 TBL butter
1 TBL lemon zest

Start boiling the water for pasta before beginning. When pasta water is ready, add linguine to water and cook until al dente. Drain.

While the water heats up, slice grape tomatoes in half and mince the garlic.

While the pasta cooks, heat olive oil in large skillet, then add fresh shrimp, making sure not to crowd the pan. You’ll need to do this in batches. Sprinkle shrimp in pan with salt and paprika. Turn after 1 or 2 minutes, and remove from pan when fully cooked. Repeat until all shrimp is cooked. Set aside.

Add minced garlic to pan, along with the crushed red pepper. Cook until fragrant, then add tomatoes and spinach (add spinach a little at a time; as it wilts, add more to pan). Stir in butter and lemon zest when spinach is wilted.

Stir in shrimp, then add pasta to the shrimp mixture and toss until well blended.

"Meatless Friday: Shrimp with Garlic, Tomatoes and Spinach over Pasta" by Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS (CatholicMom.com)

Copyright 2017 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS. All rights reserved.

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Copyright 2017 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS.

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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan, managing editor for Today's Catholic Teacher magazine and editor at CatholicMom.com. Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

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