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Shrimp & Broccoli Pasta



My whole family LOVED this lemony, garlicky, shrimp and broccoli penne pasta.

Recipe adapted from @ Liz DellaCroce | The Lemon Bowl

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces whole wheat penne - cooked according to package instructions

  • ¼ cup olive oil - divided

  • 1 pound raw shrimp - peeled and deveined

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 4 cloves garlic - grated

  • 2 large heads broccoli - cut into florets (about 4 cups)

  • juice and zest of one lemon

  • parmesan cheese, minced parsley or basil and red chili flakes - to serve

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cook pasta according to package & during make sure you reserve 1 cup of the starchy cooking liquid and set aside. Strain pasta - set aside

  • Sprinkle shrimp with salt & pepper

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil , add garlic and heat for 30 seconds to release aroma then add the shrimp

  • Sauté shrimp in the pan until they turn pink, 3-4 minutes total, being careful not to over cook. Remove from pan and set aside.

  • In the same pan, add broccoli florets and reserved starchy cooking liquid (or chicken broth). Bring to a boil then cover pan with lid and reduce to simmer. Let broccoli steam until bright green, about 3-4 minutes.

  • Add reserved cooked shrimp back into the pan along with the cooked pasta. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon zest and lemon juice. Toss well and add more salt or pepper to taste.

  • Serve with parmesan cheese, minced herbs and red chili flakes

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