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Mediterranean Shrimp Skillet Recipe

Mediterranean Shrimp Skillet Recipe

“Tender shrimp, fresh spinach and minced basil combine with tangy lemon and feta cheese to give this wonderful pasta toss a unique flavor.”—Heidi Farnworth, Riverton, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shrimp in oil until shrimp turn pink. Add the garlic, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute longer. Remove and set aside.
  • 2. In the same skillet, heat 1 cup broth, lemon juice and dried basil. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth; stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in spinach and shrimp; cook until spinach is wilted.
  • 3. Drain pasta; serve with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and fresh basil. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups shrimp mixture with 1 cup pasta equals 429 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 216 mg cholesterol, 879 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.