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Pasta Rambo

Pasta Rambo was a popular recipe at Carrabba's Italian Grill around 2012. They no longer serve this classic shrimp pasta dish. Luckily you can still make it in the comfort of your own home any time you would like.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 943kcal

Equipment

  • Stove Top

Ingredients

Lemon Sauce

  • 12 tbsp Cold Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Yellow Onion minced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup Dry White Wine
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice

For the Shrimp Pasta

  • 1 lb. Linguine
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 10 oz. Sliced White Mushrooms
  • 1 lb. Medium Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup Spinach leaves chopped
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes seed and diced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Basil chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

For the Lemon Sauce

  • For lemon sauce, melt one tablespoon butter in a skillet on medium. Stir in 2 tablespoons onion and 2 garlic cloves minced and let it cook for about 3 minutes. Add 1/3 cup wine and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Cook until liquid reduces to two tablespoons, 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low. Whisk in remaining 11 tablespoons of butter one piece at a time. The butter should soften into an emulsified sauce in 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. *Sauce can be stored at room temperature for up to two hours.

For the Shrimp Pasta

  • Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente (follow the directions on the box).
  • Heat one tablespoon oil in skillet on medium-high. Stir in mushrooms, 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Heat remaining oil in skillet. Stir shrimp until barely opaque around edges, 1-1/2 minutes. Stir in chopped spinach, 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, 1 minute. Return mushrooms to pan. Stir in lemon sauce and basil. Reduce heat to low. Stir sauce 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drain pasta; return to pot. Stir in sauce. Serve with parmesan and fresh basil.

Notes

  • Adapted from the Orlando Sentinel, 1/18/2012
  • It's best to prep all the components of this meal prior to cooking as the meal tends to cook quickly.
  • Freeze any extra sauce for a future quick dinner!

Nutrition

Serving: 1c | Calories: 943kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 376mg | Sodium: 905mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2064IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 5mg
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