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Creamy Saffron Pasta with Shrimp and Spinach

By Albert Bevia

@spainonafork

Segorbe, VC, ES

 Segorbe, VC

Recipe Level
Beginner

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

20 Mins

Servings

2

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1454

About Recipe

This Creamy Saffron Pasta with Shrimp & Spinach is easy to make, loaded with an amazing flavor and done in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

12 jumbo shrimp

2 cloves garlic

1/2 onion

1/2 tsp saffron threads

1/4 cup white wine

2 cups tightly packed bagged spinach

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

generous 1 cup whole wheat penne pasta

sea salt

freshly cracked black pepper

Cooking Procedure

1

n n Finely mince 2 cloves of garlic, finely dice 1/2 of an onion, grab 2 cups of tightly packed bagged spinach and roughly chop, grab 12 jumbo shrimp that have been peeled and deveined, pat them dry with paper towels and season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, measure out a generous cup of whole wheat penne pastan n Fill a sauce pan a little over half way with water, season generously with sea salt, add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and heat with a high heatn n At the same time heat a frying pan with a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2 minutes later add the shrimp into the frying pan and cook for 90 seconds per side, after a total cooking time of 3 minutes remove the shrimp from the pan set aside covered with foil paper to keep them warm, using the same pan with the same heat add the diced onions and minced garlic and mix with the oil, 3 minutes later add a 1/2 teaspoon of saffron threads, season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper and mix together, then add a 1/4 cup of white wine and let it simmern n At this point your water should be boiling in the sauce pan, add the whole wheat penne pasta and cook for 9 minutes to get the pasta perfectly al dente or follow the instructions on your pastas packagen n After simmering the wine for 2 minutes add the spinach, place a lid on the pan and lower the fire to a low heat, 2 minutes later remove the lid, season the welted spinach with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, turn off the heat and mix together, after it slightly cools down add 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt at room temperature, season the yogurt with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, add the shrimp back into the pan and mix it together until well combined, once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it to the pan with the cream sauce and mix it all together until well incorporated, serve immediately, enjoy!nn

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