Pasta With Shrimp and Artichokes
photo by Barb G.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke bottoms, rinsed and drained
- 1 1⁄2 lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 6 garlic cloves, thickly sliced
- 2 teaspoon lemons, zest of, grated
- 1⁄8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup white wine
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 1 lb spaghetti or 1 lb angel hair pasta
- 1⁄2 cup diced tomato (optional)
- Rinse and drain artichokes, slice into 1/4 inch slices.
- Pat the shrimp dry and toss with 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
- In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until sizzling.
- Add half of the shrimp and quickly brown on both sides, about 1 minute per side.
- Remove the shrimp to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
- Brown the remaining shrimp and remove to bowl.
- Decrease heat to medium-low.
- In the same pan sauté the artichoke slices, onion, garlic, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes until the artichoke slices and onion start to brown,about 10 to 12 minutes.
- Add the wine and stir gently to dislodge any browned bits from bottom of pan.
- Cook until liquid is reduced by half.
- Add the chicken broth,lemon juice,1 tablespoon of parsley, and the remaining salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
- While sauce is cooking, Cook the pasta.
- Drain pasta and return to pot.
- Return shrimp to sauce just to warm through, no longer than 2 or three minutes.
- Pour sauce over pasta and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly, coating pasta with the sauce, about 2 minutes.
- Turn pasta out on to warm serving dish.
- Sprinkle with parsley and diced tomato, if desired, and serve.
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I found this to be very unique! Quite different from anything I've tasted. I appreciated that it was not a heavy sauce! It took me a bit long to prepare, but I had family distractions!? I thought next time I might save some larger pieces of artichoke to add at the end. It would complement the pieces of shrimp. I took it to work and shared it the next day-they really enjoyed it too! I will definetely make it again! Thank you!
I made this for dinner last night and it was really delicious!I cut it in half since there was only two of us, but then ended up adding more wine and chicken broth since I wanted lots of sauce for the pasta. Thank you, Barbara for an elegant and tasty dish! (And even though there are lots of ingredients, it was fast and simple to prepare.)