What do you do when all you have is a pound of shrimp and some dry pasta in the house and you have to make dinner? You go to the internet and find a recipe. OMG this is so delicious you have to try it. I didn’t have fresh tomatoes so I substituted sun dried and it is just as delicious. Check out out.
Not my recipe I found it on the internet! Bravo to the person who invented this.
- 1/2 pound spaghetti – as you can see I substituted Ziti
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 shallots, minced
- 1 cup diced mushrooms
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups torn fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through, but still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain; toss with 2 tablespoons of the butter.
- Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the shallots and mushrooms until the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the grape tomatoes and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and cook and stir until tomatoes are heated through, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp, and cook until the shrimp just begins to turn pink, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the white wine and lemon juice, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until shrimp are opaque, about 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach; once spinach has wilted, stir in the half-and-half and Parmesan cheese. Simmer until all ingredients are heated through and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve over the cooked spaghetti.