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“Simple and full of flavor, classic shrimp bucatini gets a twist from sliced green cabbage, which blends into the thick noodles and adds a hint of contrasting texture. A simple tomato sauce brightened with lemon juice and crushed red pepper brings it all together. Get Cooking!”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
2
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Start boiling salted water in big pot for bucatini.
  2. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut out and discard the cabbage core; thinly slice the leaves. Peel and roughly chop the garlic. Quarter and de-seed the lemon.
  3. After water is boiling, add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente (still slightly firm to the bite). Reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, drain thoroughly.
  4. While the pasta cooks, in a large pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the breadcrumbs and toast, stirring frequently, 1 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; immediately season with salt and pepper. Wipe out the pan.
  5. While the pasta continues to cook, pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper. In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned and softened. Add the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  6. To the pan, add the tomato paste, the juice all 4 lemon wedges, and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until dark red and fragrant. Add the seasoned shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through. Turn off the heat.
  7. Add the cooked pasta and half the reserved pasta cooking water to the pan of cooked shrimp and cabbage; season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring vigorously, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the pasta is thoroughly coated. (If the sauce seems dry, gradually add the remaining pasta cooking water to achieve your desired consistency.) Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish the finished pasta with the toasted breadcrumbs. Enjoy!

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