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Linguine With Spicy Shrimp


Try this delicious Linguine With Spicy Shrimp recipe.

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  • 3/4 pound linguine
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp, tails removed (raw
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • t1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 2 bunches watercress, thick stems removed and torn (about 6 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest


Servings 4
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 90mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 3/4 cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta. Wipe out the pot.

Heat the oil in the pasta pot over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic, red pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt. Cook, tossing occasionally, until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium and add the pasta, watercress, lemon zest, and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water and cook, tossing, until the sauce coats the pasta, 1 to 2 minutes (adding more cooking water as needed to loosen the sauce).

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