The Loon and I just love pasta. One of our favorites is linguine with shrimp and artichokes. This is one of those dishes that you can easily make on a busy week night, or you can really get fancy, and make on a special occasion by making homemade linguine. Either way, this amazing pasta dish is beautiful to see and delectable to eat! Enjoy!
Linguine with Shrimp and Artichokes
- 1 14 oz. can artichoke bottoms rinsed, chopped into 1/4 inch slices
- 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 4 tbsp quality olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes or more, to taste
- 1 cup white wine
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, in oil drained and roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped
- 1 fresh diced tomato
- 1 lb linguine fresh or dried
- Cut the artichoke bottoms into 1/2 slices.
- Pat the shrimp dry and toss with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper, each.
- In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until sizzling.
- Add half of the shrimp and quickly brown on both side, about 90 seconds per side.
- Remove the shrimp to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
- Brown the remaining shrimp and remove to the bowl.
- Decrease the heat to medium-low, and in the same pan, saute the artichoke slices, onion, garlic, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes until the artichokes slices and onion start to brown, about 12 minutes.
- Add the wine and stir gently to dislodge any bits from the bottom of the pan.
- Cook until liquid is reduce by half, about 8 minutes (just keep an eye on it).
- Add the stock, lemon juice, sun dried tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of parsley, and the remaining salt and pepper (1/4 teaspoon of each).
- Bring to a boil, then simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
- While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta. Drain and return to pot.
- Return the shrimp to the sauce just to warm through, about 3 minutes.
- Pour the sauce over the pasta and simmer over low heat, stirring until the pasta is well coated, about 2 minutes.
- Turn the pasta onto your favorite serving dish, and sprinkle with the remaining parsley and diced fresh tomato.