Pasta with Shrimp, Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers

1 pound raw shrimp....1 pound pasta....1 bag fresh spinach....1 cup sliced red roasted peppers(mancini)....6 large cloves garlic, chopped....1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes....1 cup chicken stock....1/2-1 cup grated Romano cheese....2 tab butter....3 tab olive oil.

The idea to this dish is to get the pasta cooked and the shrimp cooked so they are both ready at the same time.  Never let the pasta sit... so what I do is when the water boils for the pasta, I put the pasta in and begin with the spinach.

Put a large pot of water on for pasta.  Bring to boil, add pasta, cooking to al dente.  Start spinach at this time.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil, butter, red pepper flakes and garlic about 2 minutes.  Add washed spinach, cook on high until the spinach wilts, stirring.  remove spinach to dish, set aside.  Add shrimp to skillet with chicken broth.  Simmer just until shrimp are pink, add red peppers. Return spinach to skillet, toss to heat thoroughly.

drain pasta.  Add to serving bowl.  Sprinkle on Romano cheese and toss.  Add shrimp/spinach mixture and toss well.  Let sit for a few minutes before serving to let pasta absorb sauce.


Signed, MJ