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orecchiette with shrimp and arugula in a red serving dish
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Orecchiette with Shrimp, Fennel and Arugula Recipe

Orecchiette with shrimp, fennel and arugula brings bright fresh flavors in a 30 minute meal!  Tasty shrimp, savory fennel and tangy arugula are a great flavor combination.  You will love this quick and easy dish for a weeknight meal. 

Course Main dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 30 minute meal, easy pasta with shrimp, shrimp recipe, white wine sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8
Calories 193 kcal


  • 8 oz orecchiette
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2--3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes cored and diced
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • 1 Tbsp lemon fresh squeezed juice
  • 10 oz shrimp medium sized
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds crushed fine
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • ½ cup arugula
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • ¼ cup Pecorino
  • 2 Tbsp parsley curly, finely chopped


  1. Cook pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, in a braising pan heat the olive oil on medium.

  3. Add the minced garlic and sauté until it is just soft. Do not allow it to brown.

  4. Stir in the tomato, wine and lemon juice. Reduce the liquid to half.

  5. Add in the shrimp, salt, red pepper flakes, fennel seeds, and nutmeg. Flip over the shrimp once they turn color.

  6. Once the shrimp are nicely colored and slightly firm add the orecchiette.

  7. Toss on the arugula, lemon zest and chopped parsley.

  8. Just before serving top with some fresh grated Pecorino.  

Nutrition Facts
Orecchiette with Shrimp, Fennel and Arugula Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 464mg20%
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 7.2mg9%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.