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Creamy Broccoli and Shrimp

Today was one of those busy day. Went to a International Grocery store. Bought some fresh seafoods, produce and some different kind of cheese! I had fun. But the weather is not really beautiful. Big storm is coming in and I needed to get back home before my DD come home from school. After spending 2 hours at the store, I headed back home trying to beat the storm. As soon as I enter the house, my DD called telling me that she missed the school bus. So frustrated because I still need to put everything away, and I can’t let her wait out in the rain. So I hurried to go pick her up. Rain pouring….heavy rain… Got home again and I start thinking what to make for dinner. I decided to make some pasta for tonight. An easy one. I put some water on the pot and start cleaning the shrimp. Cut some broccoli. And I ended with a delicious meal! The shrimp is very succulent. So here’s the recipe. Tell me what you think.

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Ingredients:

2 cups of Broccoli,( I used fresh broccoli and I blanched it first.)
1 1/2 lb Shrimp (cleaned and diviened)
1/2 box of Spaghetti
4 cloves of Garlic, minced
4 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/4 cup opDry white wine
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Salt and Black pepper to taste
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Procedure

In large saucepan boil 3 quarts of water, put 2 tbsp kosher salt. Bring it to boil, add the pasta, about 9 mins or to your own liking how your pasta is done.

Heat a pan add the olive oil. Sautéed the garlic for about 3 minutes or until is golden brown. Add the broccoli, sautéed it with the garlic for about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp. Make sure that all ingredients is well combined. Add the wine and lemon juice. Let it cook for about 4 minutes.

Add the pasta and heavy cream. Mix it all together. You can put more olive oil if the pasta become dry.

Add salt and black peppers to taste.

Serve it hot! Enjoy.

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Pasta with Shrimp Scampi

Over the course of my stay in Italy. I learned a lot of things. Cooking simple meal that doesn’t require fancy ingredients. Pasta is one of my favorite dish.  Shrimp is one of my favorite food. I could say, I can eat shrimp everyday.  I decided to make Shrimp Scampi with Linguine smothered with butter and garlic sauce. The Shrimp scampi is really easy to make and it came it together in no time.  The little heat from the red chili pepper really helps and adds a lot of flavor to the dish. The touch of lemon and parsley makes it very light and fresh. And I made some bruschetta too! My family love this appetizers. And I’m sure you do too! So sit back and relax and let me share you what I made for tonights dinner!
Pasta with Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Spaghetti ( I don’t have linguini pasta)
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced ( I added 2 more cloves because we love the taste of garlic)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons lemon zest.
  • a pinch of red chili pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  • Start cooking the pasta as directed on package.
  • Heat the oil and melt the butter in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add the red chili pepper flakes and garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the shrimp and saute until cooked, about 1-3 minutes per side.
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan.
  • Add the wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer the liquid until reduced by about half, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the butter, wait for it to melt and turn off the heat.
  • Add the shrimp, pasta and parsley and toss to coat.
  • Salt and Pepper  to taste.
  • Serve and Enjoy

Succulent sauteed shrimp in a buttery lemon and white wine sauce that is surprisingly quick and easy to make. Enjoy!