Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Multigrain Fusili with Garlicky Shrimp, Spinach & Mushrooms

Multigrain Fusili with Garlicky Shrimp, Mushrooms & Spinach
Adapted from fineCooking Magazine May 2008

Total time: 20 minutes
Serves 4

Your favorite pasta… I used multigrain fusilli this to,e (1 cup raw pasta per person)
1 lb/450g large shrimp, peeled
Juice & zest of 1 lemon
¼ - ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup garlic, thinly sliced
2 -3 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
5oz/175g baby spinach
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
½ cup white wine
¼ cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
½ tsp red chili pepper flakes

1. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente (check the package for time – usually 7-8 minutes)

2. While the water is coming to a boil, toss shrimp and lemon juice in a bowl and set aside to marinate.

3. At the same time, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat and slowly sauté the garlic for about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms, raise the heat to medium-high and sauté until they brown (about another 5 minutes). Add the tomatoes and cook until they soften. Next, add the shrimp, and cook for 3 minutes or so, tossing so they get pink on all sides. Time for the spinach – this only takes a minute or two to wilt.

4. Add the wine, the chili pepper flakes, basil, and sauté until the sauce thickens (2-3 minutes).

4. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and place in a serving bowl and toss with the sauce, taste for additional seasoning and serve.


Mission Musings said...

My facebook status links to this delicious looking recipe, with the following humorous remarks:

"Michelle Porter is looking for a recipe that combines food items found at the bottom of her freezer: shrimp, mushrooms, & spinach. Too bad The Rev hates shrimp. It's payback for those grody socks. Here's my inspiration recipe of choice!"

Find me at for more where that came from. ;) And thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

My husband I I both loved this! Easy, healthy and delicious.

Ruth Daniels said...

So glad you liked it. It's one of our favorite quick dishes.