Mushroom Pasta Scampi
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- 8 ounces linguine, uncooked
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb fresh mushrooms, white,sliced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
- 1 lb large shrimp, frozen peeled and deveined,thawed
- 10 ounces fresh spinach, trimmed and torn
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Cook linguine according to package directions.
- Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water; set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large skillet.
- Add mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender and mushroom liquid is almost evaporated.
- Add shrimp; cover and cook about 5 minutes or until shrimp is almost cooked through.
- Stir in spinach and reserved 1/2 cup pasta water.
- Cover and cook about 1 minute or until spinach is wilted.
- Place pasta in serving bowl; stir in mushroom and shrimp mixtures, Parmesan cheese and red pepper.
- Toss to combine.
- Season with salt, if desired.
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I thought this was wonderful. Here are the changes I made: I used almost a pound of whole wheat fettucini. I added extra garlic--about 3 very large cloves. It took a lot longer than 5 minutes for the mushroom-water to evaporate. Since my shrimp was already thawed, I added the shrimp and spinach at the same time. I went heavy on the cheese and red pepper. I also threw in about a tablespoon of butter when the mushrooms were cooking. I thought this was a bit more work than I expected, but it was worth it. Good going!