Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shrimp with White Wine and Spinach over Penne

I posted this as a guest post on Erica's blog, My Columbian Recipes, but it was so good I wanted to add it to mine as well!, I got the recipe from the lovely Bridgett of LaBellaCook, a great blog for Italian food and you must hop on over there to see her Clementine cake!

Pasta with shrimp and Spinach or Arugula


  • 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 deveined
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 3 cups (packed) fresh spinach
  • Zest of 1 small lemon


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and and saute until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the red pepper flakes and white wine and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the wine reduces by half, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp and cook just until they are pink, about 2 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, cook the Penne in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Drain the penne mix with arugula or spinach in the skillet. Toss to combine.
  6. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl, sprinkle zest over the pasta and serve.

Oh wow the smell of the wine reducing down is simply divine

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  1. Rebecca you already know my comment for this dish..;-)

  2. I just bought a box of 'whole grain' penne, and spinach, so I think you know what I am having for Thursday's meal!

  3. Pasta is one of my favorites , er any ideas for replacing the wine? Can i use stock?

  4. you always have such simple, lovely recipes up your sleeve...I love every bit of everything you have used :)

  5. I like this one a lot. Seafood and pasta really go hand in hand with one another. Yum yum!!!

  6. It looks both healthy and delicious! ;-)

  7. shrimps and spinach: great choice!
    wish you a sweet day,

  8. That is delicious and very healthy too.

  9. I always like easy recipe and I want to bookmark this delicious meal.

  10. Looks so professional, and tasty!

  11. Mmm, that looks totally wonderful. I want some right now.

  12. A delicious, quick and easy dinner! How great is that during these 'rush-around' pre-holiday days....Thanks

  13. yummmm...that looks so yummy and tempting to eat.

  14. I love cooking with white wine, the only trouble is it's hard to have any left over to put in the food! ; )

  15. My, always so active, creating and sharing, all at the same time!

  16. Hi Rebecca:)

    I love cooking pasta with wine too it adds more flavor... I know for sure this penne is delicious... :)

  17. Ah I found you again. For some reason my link to your site was wrong and then it disappeared. You are now listed on my blog again! Happy Holidays from The Saucy Gourmet.

  18. White wine does serious wonders for a pasta dish. It can make or break it I think. This looks delicious.

  19. I immediately checked the amount of garlic, so I am satisfied now, with one tablespoon I will love it! ;)

  20. Michelle; thanks
    Chef E: oh you will love it
    Peannuts with fresh shrimp its own juice will be enough no wine needed
    Jhonny: oh you are too kind
    jenn: thanks
    Deb: smiles
    justyna: thanks so much lol
    palidor: thanks
    anncoo: thanks
    Melinda: oh thanks sweet of you
    Natashya: thanks
    George: oh so true, quick meals help
    Faiza; thanks
    Tasty Trix: smiles
    Laura: oh thanks love ya
    olive: i need to do it more lol
    Chef Shari: thanks so much love your blog
    Joanne: thanks luckily it made it!
    Kenny: thanks
    taste of beirut: oh love garlic as well
    Sweta thanks so much

  21. That looks sooo good. I want more white wine sauce and spinach on my penne, though! I wouldn't be able to resist. I bet the shallots make that dish as wonderful as it is. Yumm!

  22. I also make this and love the wine reduction part! This dish has so much flavor. Yours is exquisite.

  23. Must be very flavourful I always thought you didn't touch wine at all....:-)

  24. Nicole: thanks, love shallots too
    Claudia oh thanks that means alot to me that you like it as an Italian cook
    Angie: don't drink much but sure is good in cooking!!
    Vrinda: thanks
    teresa: thanks

  25. This sounds so delicious! All of my favorite things!

  26. Simple and delicious. Think I will try this one tonight as I have two guests coming over for dinner.
    Happy Twirls

  27. thanks Reeni
    thanks Libby hope you all enjoy it



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