Friday, March 21, 2008

Leeky Linguine with Shrimp

From Every Day with Rachael Ray April 2008

1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined (after trying this, I think it would work well with chicken as well!)
1/4 C EVOO
1 Tbsp grated lemon peel
2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
Salt and black pepper
1 pound fresh linguine
4 leeks - trimmed, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise and washed
1/2 C dry white wine or vermouth
1/3 C finely chopped flat-leaf parsley (a generous handful)

In a bowl, toss the shrimp with 2 tablespoons EVOO, the lemon peel, garlic and crushed red pepper; season with salt and black pepper.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 5 minutes.
While the pasta is working, in a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the leeks, season with salt and black pepper and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Push the leeks to the side of the pan, add the shrimp to the skillet and cook until pink and firm. Pour in the wine and stir, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
Add the pasta to the skillet; season with salt and black pepper. Add the parsley and toss.

*So good! I made this tonight. I'd never cooked raw shrimp before. It was EASY and tasted really good!

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