Classic Spicy Shrimp and Linguine

shrimp linguine pasta dinner

Molly Cleary

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 402
Fat 16g
Carbs 47g
Protein 17g
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving  
Calories 402
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 364mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 17g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 366mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Total Time 25 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 10 min
Servings 4

People with chronic kidney disease often find it difficult to manage the several, sometimes contradictory, dietary restrictions that they are given. Despite having multiple restrictions, it's important to consume a balanced diet including vegetables, lean protein, heart-healthy fats, and carbohydrates. This can help to prolong heart health as well as kidney health.

Although shrimp do contain cholesterol, they actually have minimal effect on the cholesterol in your blood because of their low saturated fat content. Although white pasta has less fiber than its whole-wheat counterpart, this recipe still packs in 7 grams of fiber per serving from the broccoli. Broccoli is also a good source of calcium, which many people with chronic kidney disease need to ensure adequate intake of, especially when they start reducing dairy intake.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces linguine, dry
  • 24 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Preparation

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook linguine according to package directions.

2. Toss shrimp with half (2 tablespoons) of the olive oil, all of the garlic, half of the black pepper, and half of the paprika.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the shrimp until they are fully pink and opaque, which will take about 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Put broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water.

Cover and microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes.

5. When the pasta is done cooking, drain and put back into the pot. Toss with the rest of the olive oil, black pepper, paprika and all of the basil and oregano. Lastly, add the parmesan cheese.

6. Mix broccoli in with the shrimp when both are done cooking, coating both shrimp and broccoli with the garlic-paprika mixture.

7. Serve pasta on your plate first, then top with shrimp and broccoli. Squeeze one lemon wedge over each plate. Add red pepper flakes to your liking- the more you add the spicier it will be!

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

If you buy pre-cooked shrimp, simply heat in the pan until shrimp are hot.

Fresh or frozen broccoli works well in this dish.

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