Who says hearty Italian dishes have to be loaded with heart-clogging fat and calories? Chef Gino D’Acampo's new book, “The Italian Diet,” is full of traditional dishes that are good for you and easy to prepare. Here are D’Acampo’s recipes for linguine with garlic, shrimp and spinach; roasted tomatoes and soft cheese rolled in prosciutto, and hot chocolate cups with pears and amaretto.
Linguine with garlic, shrimp and spinach Gino D'Acampo
Cook the pasta in a large saucepan in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente.
Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat and fry the garlic for 1 minute until golden. Add the spinach and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the shrimp with the parsley and season with salt and pepper. Stir well and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the frying pan, then lower the heat.
Add the lemon zest and cherry tomatoes and stir everything together for 30 seconds. Serve immediately.
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