Tuesday, August 14, 2007

On My Hearth: Spaghetti with Arugula Pesto and Seared Jumbo Shrimp



Lily made this for dinner last night..served with her now-famous fried ravioli...groan...how does Giada stay so damned skinny eating all of this stuff? I'm headed out the door to walk off my serious overindulgence....


Spaghetti with Arugula Pesto and Seared Jumbo Shrimp


Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
Show: Everyday Italian
Episode: Seafood Delights

2 cups fresh arugula
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound jumbo shrimp
1 pound spaghetti
Lemon zest, for garnish
10 parsley leaves, chopped, for garnish

Blend the arugula and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually add 1/2 cup of oil, processing until well blended. Transfer the pesto to a large bowl. Stir in the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Prepare the grill (high heat). Using a knife, cut the back of the shrimp. Brush the shrimp with oil. Sprinkle with salt. Grill the shrimp until just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the shrimp to a plate.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.

Toss the pasta with the pesto in the large bowl to coat, adding the reserved cooking liquid 1 tablespoon at a time to moisten. Top with the grilled shrimp. Garnish with the lemon zest and parsley.

5 comments:

Julie said...

OM gosh - that looks so yummy..my stomach is groweling at me now! I LOVE angel hair pasta with pesto!

Anonymous said...

O.K. miss -- thats just about enough with the way-too-ymmumy food and the gorgeous foodie porno pics too! Groan! Have you no pity for those who have NO willpower and will always yield .... to temptation! LOL! I would just LOVE to have dinner at your house! Tonights my birthday so I'm off to the "Movie Grill" for a burger and to see "Stardust"

Jan x at Rosemary Cottage whose age has finally passed her own hip size .....

the domestic minx said...

Good God!!
I could devour a bowl of this right now and it's breakfast time!!

Alas, I must content myself with a crumpet...

Jojo said...

I'm moving in.
See ya in about 3 days.
Oh, and I'm going to be hungry.

jojo

Rapunzel said...

*grin* You all are welcome at the castle anytime! Lily and I will whip you up something fabulous and we'll sit around sipping wine and dipping our toes in the pool.

Come on down! :-)