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Shrimp and Spinach Toss

In Pasta, Seafood on February 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm


You know those days when you’re in the mood for something that feels decadent and naughty, but you really don’t feel like cooking? Me too. So you go out to a restaurant and order something expensive. So do I. But occasionally, these “me” days also coincide with “sitting in front of the tv  in sloppy sweats” days. Yeah. They won’t let you in to that restaurant looking like that. Nor should they.

It was one of those days that inspired this dish. I had some good shrimp, and some spinach I had to finish off, and I was feeling really lazy. In fact, I’m still feeling rather lazy, so this is going to be a short post. Fridays do this to me every time.

Shrimp and Spinach Toss


1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 cups fresh spinach

2 cups ricotta cheese

1/2 pound fettucine

1 clove garlic

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt, pepper, basil to taste


Couldn’t be simpler – Cook your fettucine according to package directions.

While this is going on, saute the shrimp in the olive oil and garlic over medium heat until no longer translucent.

Throw in the spinach (but not too hard – the leaves will fly everywhere), cover, and let simmer over medium-low heat until spinach is wilted.

Stir in ricotta cheese, salt, pepper, and basil,  and remove from heat.

By now, your pasta should be done – drain it. Dump everything into the pasta pot, and toss to coat.

You’re done! Serve with a nice mixed greens salad if you want to be a little good. Otherwise, bring the pot to the couch with a fork, and chomp away!


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