Lemony Shrimp Scampi with Orzo and Arugula (Giada De Laurentiis) Recipe

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Lemony Shrimp Scampi with Orzo and Arugula (Giada De Laurentiis)
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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water.
  2. For the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the shrimp, salt and pepper. Cook until the shrimp turn pink and are cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the skillet. Increase the heat to high. Add the wine and arugula. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1 minute until most of the liquid has evaporated and the arugula has wilted. Add the cooked pasta, cooked shrimp and vinaigrette to the skillet. Toss until all the ingredients are coated, adding the reserve pasta water, if needed, to loosen the pasta.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 780.39 Kcal (3267 kJ)
Calories from fat 500.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55.63g 86%
Cholesterol 71.43mg 24%
Sodium 2184.41mg 91%
Potassium 468.83mg 10%
Total Carbs 56.34g 19%
Sugars 7.19g 29%
Dietary Fiber 4.17g 17%
Protein 14.69g 29%
Vitamin C 20.2mg 34%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Calcium 109.2mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 200.81 Kcal (841 kJ)
Calories from fat 128.83 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.31g 86%
Cholesterol 18.38mg 24%
Sodium 562.1mg 91%
Potassium 120.64mg 10%
Total Carbs 14.5g 19%
Sugars 1.85g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1.07g 17%
Protein 3.78g 29%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 34%
Iron 0.5mg 11%
Calcium 28.1mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.4
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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