Shrimp Vegetable Pasta with Light Lemon Cream


  • 12 ounces linguine pasta (3/4 of a 1 lb. box)
  • 1 Olive oil (as needed)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/10 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup bottled clam juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed Sunkist® lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup 2-inch pieces of fresh asparagus
  • 1/2 cup julienned red bell pepper
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Sunkist lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup peas (shelled fresh peas or thawed frozen peas)
  • 1 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chives
  • 1 Salt and freshly ground black pepper (as needed)
  • 1 Garnish: Sunkist Lemon wedges


Cooking time: 25

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large shallow pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Sauté the mushrooms about 5 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté 30 seconds more.
  5. Add the clam juice, freshly squeezed Sunkist® lemon juice, and wine and simmer to reduce to 1/4 of the original volume, about 10 minutes.
  6. Whisk in the cream, then add the asparagus, bell pepper, shrimp, and Sunkist lemon zest and cook until shrimp is pink, about 5 minutes.
  7. Turn off heat, stir in peas and cooked pasta.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons chives.
  9. Serve the pasta on and sprinkle with the remaining chives and garnish with lemon wedges.

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