Recipe: Linguine With Escarole and Shrimp to Aid Digestion
30 Jul

By: Aarti Developer

Recipe: Linguine With Escarole and Shrimp to Aid Digestion



  • 8 ounces pasta, whole-wheat linguine
  • 4 teaspoons oil, olive, extra virgin, divided
  • 1 pound shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, more for taste
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup wine, white
  • 1 pint tomatoes, cherry, halved
  • 16 cups escarole (2-3 heads), thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup clam juice
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, wedges, for garnish



  1. 1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. 2. Cook linguine until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, heat 3 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cook until pink and curled, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  4. 4. Add garlic and the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds.
  5. 5. Add wine and cook until reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes.
  6. 6. Add escarole (or chard) in handfuls, stirring until it wilts before adding more; cook, stirring occasionally, until the greens are tender, 5 to 6 minutes.
  7. 7. Whisk clam juice (or water) and cornstarch in a small bowl then add to the pan; simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  8. 8. Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the pan, add lemon juice, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper, and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
  9. 9. Drain the linguine and return it to the pot. Add the sauce; toss to coat. Serve with lemon wedges.


Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 45 mins

Nutritional Info (Per serving): Calories: 271, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 502mg, Dietary Fiber: 10g, Total Fat: 5g, Carbs: 37g, Cholesterol: 112mg, Protein: 20g