Shrimp Scampi Florentine

 

Ingredients

1 lb fettucini
1 lb medium shrimp
1 bag of fresh spinach (regular or baby)
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup white wine
½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
 Extra virgin olive oil
Salt/pepper
Pecorino romano cheese (optional)
Crushed red pepper (optional)

 

Method

In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil.  Cook fettucini as directed on box.  In the meantime, add two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium low.  Add garlic and saute for about 2-3 minutes- DO NOT BURN.  Turn heat up to medium and add the wine and lemon juice.  Once the liquid is reduced a little bit (about 3 minutes), then add the shrimp, salt and pepper.  The shrimp cook fast, about 2-3 minutes or until pink.  Reduce heat to medium low then add the spinach.  Mix until spinach starts to cook down.  Add fettucini to the skillet and toss.  Top with grated pecorino romano cheese and crushed red pepper.