Trattoria Mezzaluna's Creamy Shrimp & Arugula Sauce

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Recipe: #22181

December 18, 2015

"This slightly different recipe uses arugula as a foil to offset the shrimp. For those who are not familiar with arugula, arugula is a spicy, peppery and nutritious salad green. Native to the Mediterranean, it has long been used in Italian cooking and the chef at my favorite Italian restaurant loves the stuff. It's also been rumored that the ancient Romans not only ate it for good luck but also as an aphrodisiac."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (393.3 g)
  • Calories 466.8
  • Total Fat - 22.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 260.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1138.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 5.2 g
  • Protein - 31.3 g
  • Calcium - 122.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a sauce pan. Add the shrimp and stir-fry (1 minute). Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry (30 seconds).

Step 2

Add the wine and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and stir for 1 minute. Mix in the creme fraiche or sour cream and heat through for several minutes (3-4 minutes).

Step 3

Add the arugula and cook until wilted (1-2 minutes). Season with salt and pepper. Toss with cooked pasta.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

1 Reviews


As I need to eat low carb I subbed zoodles for the pasta and scaled back for one serve and thoroughly enjoyed for dinner, thank you celticevergreen, made for What's On The Menu tag game at FF&F.


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(21 Feb 2022)

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