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Turmeric Linguine with Shrimps and Saffron Sauce

Course Fish, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword carrot ribbons, carrots and peas, linguine with shrimps, pasta, saffron, saffron pasta, saffron sauce, saffron shrimps, shrimps, turmeric, turmeric pasta
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 929 kcal


  • ¼ tsp saffron threads 1/4 teaspoon crumbled saffron threads
  • 1 cup white wine 1 cup white wine
  • pound pasta 2/3 pound linguine pasta
  • 4 tsps turmeric 4 teaspoons turmeric
  • 4 tbsps olive oil 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lbs shrimps 1 pound shelled and deveined shrimps
  • 2 tsps garlic 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup sodium free chicken stock 1 cup sodium free chicken stock
  • cup heavy cream 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 carrots 4 medium cut into ribbons carrots
  • 1 cup peas 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup shallots ½ cup shallots finely minced


  1. In a small bowl let the saffron soak in the wine for 5 minutes.

  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water cook the linguine with the turmeric until al dente.

  3. While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet heat the olive oil over moderate heat until it is hot but not smoking, and add the shrimp stirring for 1 minute. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper to taste.

  4. Cook until the shrimp turn pink, and transfer with tongs to a plate. Add the saffron mixture to the skillet and boil the mixture until almost all the liquid is evaporated.

  5. Add the broth, the cream, carrots, peas, and shallots, and boil the mixture until the liquid is reduced by half. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.

  6. Add the shrimp with any juices and the linguine well-drained to the skillet. Stir well together.

  7. Serve piping hot.

Nutrition Facts
Turmeric Linguine with Shrimps and Saffron Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 929 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 408mg136%
Sodium 966mg42%
Potassium 655mg19%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 11505IU230%
Vitamin C 11.3mg14%
Calcium 273mg27%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.