August 06, 2012

Shrimp Broccoli Pasta

Easy and quick, this pasta will be a hit on your table!

SHRIMP BROCCOLI PASTA
(servings: 5/ time: 25 minutes)

Ingredients
1 package long shaped pasta (e.g. spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair)
1 lb. shrimp, clean
1 tbs. oil (vegetable or olive oil)
4 crushed garlic cloves
2 cups chopped broccoli
2 diced tomatoes
1 tbs. butter
salt to taste

Directions
1 – Cook pasta according to the package directions.
2 – In another saucepan, heat oil and add garlic, shrimp and salt. Let simmer for about 3 minutes.
4 – Add broccoli and tomatoes and mix well. Cook for 3 minutes, covered.
5 – Place the cooked pasta and butter. Mix for about 2 minutes.
6 – Taste to check the salt, adding more if necessary, and serve.

Tips and Options
  • Instead of broccoli, use eggplant or zucchini.
  • Add lemon zest, or mix it the juice of 1 lemon, just after turning off the heat.
  • Garnish with parsley, chives or thyme.
  • If you like, add other seafood to this recipe (squid, mussels and/or octopus).

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Macarronada com Camarão e Brócolis.

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