Trouble With Toast

Recipe: Fusilli with Shrimp and Arugula | January 31, 2008

Continuing the shrimp pasta theme, this is a much lighter (in both flavor and caloric content) recipe courtesy of the lovely Giada. You could eat this one cold or hot–and if the bitterness of the arugula is overpowering (as it was for my boyfriend), add a little grated parmesan! Cheese is never a bad idea…

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
    1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1 cup dry white wine
    1 pound large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
    12 ounces fusilli pasta
    3 cups (packed) fresh arugula

Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and and saute until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and white wine and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the wine reduces by half, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook just until they are pink, about 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the fusilli in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Drain the fusilli. Add the fusilli and arugula to the skillet. Toss to combine. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl and serve.



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