Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Another light great tasting pasta. I love all the garlic. You can adjust the heat by playing with the pepper flakes!
- 10 -12 cloves garlic
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 7 ounces angel hair pasta
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 lb broccoli floret
- 1⁄2 cup white onion
- 1⁄2 lb uncooked medium shrimp, peeled,deveined and halved
- 1⁄2 cup fresh dill, chopped
- 1⁄8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more for a bit more kick)
- Put the garlic and stock in a small sauce pan and bring to boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and cover.
- Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the garlic is soft enough to mash with a fork.
- Transfer the contents of the pan to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
- Set aside Bring large pot of water to boil.
- Add the pasta, stirring to make sure the strands don't stick together, and cook over high heat to desired tenderness.
- Meanwhile, put 1 Tbs of the water in a nonstick frying pan and bring to a boil over medium.
- Add the broccoli and onion, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the shrimp, dill, and the remaining Tbs of water.
- Stir, recover and cook for 4-5 minutes until shrimp is pink.
- Remove from heat When the pasta is done, drain and return it to the pot over very low heat.
- Add the garlic puree and mix well to coat the pasta.
- Add the broccoli shrimp mix and the seasonings.
- Toss together until well blended and serve immediately.
This recipe was great - everyone came back for seconds, thirds, and even fourths! I made very few changes - I used frozen boiled shrimp and chopped up broccoli I had previously cooked, and dry dill weed as I didn't have fresh this season. I had only 5 garlic cloves (quite large, fortunately) - next time I will make sure I have plenty of garlic on hand. My husband, although he had 4 helpings, would have preferred a little more oil - I may try one Tbsp. oil instead of the water to saute the onions. By popular demand, I will be making this frequently.
Made this for dinner last night and it is delicious. I really liked the fact that it is low in calories without a lot of added fat or oil. I did use a couple of teaspoons olive oil to cook the onion. Gluten free penne was substituted for the angel hair. With the penne I got 4 nice servings. DH and I are looking forward to leftovers.
This was really good! I actually substitute spray-on olive oil and cooking sherry for the water for cooking the onions, garlic and shrimp. It mostly cooks off, so it adds very few calories.