Shrimp and Leek Spaghetti

Light and Lemony Italian Spaghetti
Light and Lemony Italian Spaghetti
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8 ounces Whole-grain Spaghetti uncooked
1 pound Shrimp peeled, deveined raw medium
2 cups Leek chopped (from 1 large leek)
1 tbsp Garlic chopped (from 3 garlic cloves)
2 cups frozen baby Sweet peas (about 9 oz.), thawed
¼ cup Heavy cream
2 tsp Lemon zest
2 tbsp Lemon juice fresh
2 tbsp Fresh dill chopped
1½ tbsp Olive oil divided
½ tsp Black pepper
¾ tsp Kosher Salt divided

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Shrimp and Leek Spaghetti


Make your Italian pasta nights even fancier with this Shrimp and Leek Spaghetti recipe. All your guests will be very impressed and it doesn’t even take that long to make.

Isn’t it nice when you find a dinner party recipe that’s quick to make? – so on those last minute special occasions you don’t have stress about slaving away to make something extra complicated.

This recipe has all the textures and flavors that a gourmet dish should have and it is a real homemade treat. 

To make Shrimp and Leek Spaghetti, you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how to make Shrimp and Leek Spaghetti?

Steps to make Shrimp and Leek Spaghetti


Cook pasta


In a saucepan over high heat, cook pasta according to package instructions, using no salt and fat. Once cooked, drain pasta from the water and reserving ½ cup cooking liquid. Set aside and cover pasta to keep warm.


Season shrimp


While the pasta is cooking, dry the shrimps with paper towels. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper.


Cook shrimp


In a large nonstick skillet over high heat, heat half the olive oil then cook the shrimp, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Remove from heat to set aside on a plate and cover to keep warm. Keep the drippings in the skillet.


Cook leek and garlic


In the same skillet over medium-high heat, cook, stirring often, the leek, garlic, remaining oil, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt for 2-3 minutes until the leek has softened.


Prepare sauce


Add peas, cream, lemon zest, lemon juice and the reserved cooking liquid from the pasta. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.


Add shrimp


Add cooked shrimp to the sauce and toss to coat.



In 4 serving bowls, divide the pasta evenly and top each bowl with shrimp and sauce. Garnish with sprinkles of dill before serving immediately.

Now you can make your own Shrimp and Leek Spaghetti for your own friends and family. A delicious seafood Italian that is easy to make and serves up perfection every time. Do you love this recipe as much as we do? Tag #cookmerecipes in your posts and let us know what you think

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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