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Express-ive Meals - Spinach Pasta with Citrus

Posted by Magic of Spice

Summer Spinach Pasta 
with Citrus, Avocado Oil, Garden Tomatoes
and Shrimp 
Here is another fast and easy dish...but with a fresh summer addition :)
Instead of a more traditional pasta sauce, I just tossed with avocado oil,
and summer citrus juice of lemon and grapefruit...Fresh and easy!
I sort of feel like I am cheating as far as a post...
If it helps at all photo and photo editing takes awhile :)
I had a few lovely garden fresh tomatoes (organic of course),
and some wild blue shrimp...So I grilled them.

What you will need:
1 package of spinach pasta
10-12 shrimp, raw (peeled and de-veined)
Avocado oil, to taste
1 large grapefruit, juiced
1-2 lemons, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 fresh tomatoes, chopped
Sea salt and Fresh pepper, to taste
Grated hard cheese for garnish
For the shrimp
A pinch or two of cayenne pepper
A pinch or two of cinnamon
A bit of salt and pepper

Let's get cooking:
Cook pasta according, to directions
Drain pasta and place in large bowl
For shrimp
Place raw shrimp in a bowl, drizzle with avocado oil
Add cayenne, cinnamon, salt and pepper
Grill until pink/opaque

Put it together:
Take your bowl of pasta
Add tomatoes, grilled shrimp
and freshly grated cheese

Add some fresh bread and plum wine...
And serve!


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