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Linguini with preserved lemon, herbed shrimp and sweet peas

January 31, 2019
2 Ratings
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 1 cup per person
Author Notes

This is a quick dish that combines shrimp, preserved lemon, herbs and peas for a flavorful and simple light meal. NOTE: You can substitute lemon zest for the preserved lemon. —Cynthia Tarantino

What You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound frozen, cleaned medium shrimp
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons minced preserved lemon
  • 1 pound linguini, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt for pasta water
  1. Have all your ingredients ready because it cooks quickly. Place a pot of water on the stove and bring it to boil. Add one tablespoon of salt and one pound of linguini and cook according to the directions.
  2. At the same time, place olive oil in large saute pan under medium heat and add garlic. Saute garlic for 30 seconds to release its flavor and remove garlic from pan before it browns and set aside. Add red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon of preserved lemon to pan along with shrimp. Saute until shrimp is opaque - about 4-5 minutes. When pasta is cooked al dente (a little firm to the bite), reserve 1 cup of water and drain pasta. Add drained pasta to saute pan with shrimp and add a little of pasta water and the frozen peas. Wait for some of the water to be absorbed by pasta. Add butter, herbs, the other teaspoon of preserved lemon and a little more pasta water to make a light silky coating. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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3 Reviews

Thomas T. February 6, 2019
Made your pasta recipe last night. Fantastic! Everyone loved it. Only thing I changed was that I used broccolini instead of the peas. Thanks!
Julia February 6, 2019
This pasta is a delicious and wholesome go-to for a busy weeknight meal! You can definitely alter the recipe in lieu of any dietary restrictions as well - vegetarian (exclude shrimp) or vegan (exclude shrimp and butter). Pairs great with white wine.
Rick February 6, 2019
This recipe was awesome and an absolute make again!! Thank you Cynthia!! A great balance between spicy red pepper and the preserved lemons. I chose to make with broccolini in lieu of the peas! Great recipe!!