Monday, January 16, 2017

Orecchiette Pasta with Shrimp and Broccoli




Dinner was jamming tonight!

This pasta dish hits all the right notes with us. Pasta, shrimp, broccoli and gaar-lic! I love when my house smells like garlic! Adding pasta water in makes it a creamy broth. If you have kids, they won't even know they are eating broccoli.


Adapted from: Skinnytaste

Servings: 8 
Size: 1 1/2 cups 


Ingredients:



  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 12 oz uncooked pasta (I used Orecchiette but shells would be great as well)
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets, cut off the stems
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper



Directions:
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. When the water boils, add the pasta and bring back to a boil, when the water is boiling, add broccoli and cook according to pasta medium; add 1 tbsp olive oil, when hot, add garlic. Cook until golden, about 1 minute, then add the shrimp. Once the shrimp are almost pink, add the pasta and broccoli.
  3. Mix well, add 1 tbsp olive oil, grated cheese, salt and pepper to taste mixing well.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water and mix well adding more if needed.

2 comments:

Erin Oberholzer said...

Had this for lunch today and it was awesome!!

Spatula On Fire said...

That's great to hear Erin!