When fresh baby artichokes are not available, use frozen artichoke hearts for this vegetable, pasta, and shrimp main dish recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Fettuccine with Baby Artichokes and Shrimp

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, cut off bases of baby artichokes, if using. Snap off outer leaves until pale green petals are reached. Cut off top third of an artichoke; trim the artichoke stem. Quarter artichoke lengthwise and remove fuzzy choke, if necessary. Repeat with remaining artichokes.

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  • In a large skillet, cook garlic in 2 tablespoons of the hot olive oil for 30 seconds; remove from skillet. Add artichokes to skillet and cook for 1 minute. Add shrimp and wine to skillet. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Stir in tomatoes, broth, butter, lemon peel, salt, nutmeg and cooked pasta; heat through. Mix in the parsely and drizzle with remaining olive oil.

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  • To serve, place bread slices in 4 shallow soup bowls. With a slotted spoon, divide pasta mixture among bowls. Add additional shrimp broth as desired. Squeeze lemon over pasta mixture. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Fettuccine with Baby Artichokes and Shrimp)

564 calories; 17 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat; 137 mg cholesterol; 477 mg sodium. 319 mg potassium; 66 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 30 g protein; 0 RE vitamin a; 486 IU vitamin a; 12 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 7 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 129 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 121 mg calcium; 5 mg iron;

Shrimp Broth

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  • In a large saucepan, combine water, the reserved shells from the 1 pound of shrimp, parsley, lemon, and ground black pepper. Bring to boiling over high heat; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Strain and set aside until serving time.

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Ideas for Using Shrimp Broth

Add to dishes that include shrimp to boost the flavor, such as pasta, stir-fries, soup, scampi, and risotto or replace some or all of the broth in recipes.

Shell Stash

Save shrimp shells in a freezer bag or container and freeze for up to six months.

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