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Emeril's Pasta and Shrimp

A Healthy and Easy Dish from Emeril Lagasse

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Say good bye to boring pasta with this dish from Emeril Lagasse!


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. fresh mushrooms, cleaned
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup leeks, chopped
  • 2 lbs. medium shrimp, peeled, cleaned and de-veined
  • 2 tsp. garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups spinach, cleaned
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus, blanched and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, stemmed
  • 1/2 cup fresh green peas, blanched
  • 12 Kalamata olives, pitted and quartered
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta, cooked until tender and drizzled with olive oil
  • 4 ounces Parmesan Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • drizzle extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • Cooking Directions

    In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, add the oil and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for three minutes.

    Add the leeks. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for one minute.

    Add the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for three minutes.

    Add the garlic, baby spinach, asparagus, tomatoes, peas, and olives. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to sauté for two minutes.

    In a large mixing bowl, toss the pasta with the vegetables. Add the basil and half of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

    To serve, mound the pasta onto serving plates. Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil over the entire plate. Garnish with remaining cheese and parsley.

    Recipe copyright Emeril Lagasse 2000

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: shrimp, angel hair pasta, spinach, asparagus, tomatoes

    Course: Dinner, Lunch, Pasta

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