Shrimp and Pasta Primavera
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- Ready In:
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 4 cups assorted fresh vegetables, chopped coarsely (I used zucchini, broccoli, red onion and yellow peppers)
- 8 ounces shrimp, frozen cooked peeled and deveined (I used a lot less!)
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- black pepper, to taste
- salt, to taste
- 4 ounces parmesan cheese (shredded or shaved)
- 8 ounces cooked pasta (I used vermicelli)
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
- Meanwhile, melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and garlic. (the olive oil keeps the butter from scorching).
- Saute garlic for about 1 minute.
- Add vegetables and saute until just crisp-tender.
- Add shrimp and saute until just heated through.
- Season lightly with salt and pepper.
- Squeeze juice of half a lemon over all. Continue to cook about 2 minutes until juices have been reduced by about half.
- Remove from heat.
- Toss vegetables and shrimp with pasta. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and additional salt and pepper if desired.
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This was a veggie dish I could really feel good about! I used a combination of bell pepper, carrots, onion, spinach, and artichoke hearts. I omitted the shrimp but served the pasta with broiled tilapia. I also subbed gluten free pasta with excellent results. The garlic and lemon were delish, but next time I think I'll shake a little Italian seasoning and maybe some red pepper flakes for some extra oomph. Thank you for posting!
This is a great pasta dish, and will certainly be very versatile re ingredients, tho I went with the original recipe this time! Colourful, fresh and full of flavour, I enjoyed the addition of lemon juice which added some zest! (Excuse the pun :)) Quick to make, ideal for mid-week suppers, I'll certainly be making this again. Thanks for sharing! Made for PAC Spring 2008
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