This tart shrimp sauté is best served with white rice or orzo.Plus: More Seafood Recipes and Tips

Jan Newberry
April 1998

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© Zubin Schroff

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a mortar, combine the garlic, lemon zest, peppercorns and a pinch of salt and mash to a coarse paste. Stir in the lemon juice and then 1/4 cup of the oil.

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  • In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil. Add the shrimp and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until beginning to curl, about 3 minutes. Add the arugula and stir until wilted and the shrimp is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add the olive oil mixture, toss well and season with salt; serve hot.

Notes

Olive Oil

A buttery extra-virgin olive oil adds richness to the shrimp; a peppery oil gives the sauce bite.

Suggested Pairing

The sweet shrimp require a simple, crisp, dry white, such as an Italian Pinot Grigio.