Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Angel Hair Pasta With Shrimp and Broccoli

From Cooks.com. Below is their recipe with their proportions. In practice, I pretty much doubled it because I wanted to cook the entire box of spaghetti. Note that while this is an easy recipe, everything cooks in about 5 minutes so you have to start it all at once and keep track so nothing overcooks.

8 1/4-inch medium shrimp (I used frozen, pre peeled&deveined)
3 large garlic cloves
1/2 tsp. salt and pepper

6 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons butter
1 bunch of broccoli, cut up
8 oz. angel hair spaghetti

Toss together: Shrimp, garlic, salt and pepper, 4 tablespoons olive oil. Marinate the shrimp for 3 hours in the refrigerator.

After marinating, remove the garlic pieces.
Add 3 tablespoons butter.

Cook pasta making sure it’s ready at or nearly when Broccoli and Shrimp are ready.

In a large saucepan, add broccoli and bring to a boil. Drain and return to saucepan; cover.
Editor's Note: Do not overcook. Broccoli will continue to cook after removed from heat. It should be a bright green color - emerald green, not olive green. Olive green indicates the broccoli has overcooked.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons butter. Add shrimp and saute, tossing often.

Toss everything together. Serve.

I wound up marinating the shrimp for about 5-6 hours.
This came out great with raves all around.
Next time I might substitute small shells for angel hair.
This might be a good recipe to pour the pasta over broccoli in colander method to cook the broccoli.

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