Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Pasta

Total Time
50mins
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!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put the garlic and stock in a small sauce pan and bring to boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and cover.
  3. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the garlic is soft enough to mash with a fork.
  4. Transfer the contents of the pan to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  5. Set aside Bring large pot of water to boil.
  6. Add the pasta, stirring to make sure the strands don't stick together, and cook over high heat to desired tenderness.
  7. Meanwhile, put 1 Tbs of the water in a nonstick frying pan and bring to a boil over medium.
  8. Add the broccoli and onion, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 3 minutes.
  9. Add the shrimp, dill, and the remaining Tbs of water.
  10. Stir, recover and cook for 4-5 minutes until shrimp is pink.
  11. Remove from heat When the pasta is done, drain and return it to the pot over very low heat.
  12. Add the garlic puree and mix well to coat the pasta.
  13. Add the broccoli shrimp mix and the seasonings.
  14. Toss together until well blended and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

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.

5 5

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.

5 5

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.