How to make Shrimp, Leek and Spinach Pasta -

Pasta cooked with shrimps, leeks, baby spinach and lightly flavoured with lemon rind and cheese.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Penne (पेने पास्ता ), Shrimps (श्रिंप/ छोटे झींगे)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Shrimp, Leek and Spinach Pasta

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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Shrimp, Leek and Spinach Pasta Recipe

  • Penne pasta 2 cups

  • Shrimps medium, peeled and deveined 200 grams

  • Leeks halved and diagonally cut 2

  • Fresh baby spinach 200 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Rind of 1 lemon grated

  • Cheese sauce 3/4 cup

  • Red chilli flakes a pinch


Step 1

Boil five cups water in a deep non-stick pan, add salt and pasta and cook till the pasta is done. Drain.

Step 2

Heat butter in a non-stick pan, add leeks, salt and pepper powder and cook, stirring occasionally, till the leeks are soft.

Step 3

Add shrimps and lemon rind and cook, tossing frequently, for four to five minutes.

Step 4

Add cheese sauce, boiled pasta and spinach and mix well.

Step 5

Add salt, pepper powder and chilli flakes and toss. Simmer for a minute.

Step 6

Transfer onto a serving plate and serve hot.

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