Shrimp Scampiwith angel hair pasta / broccoli
In this fast and easy weeknight meal shrimp is briefly marinated and then cooked in a flavorful mixture of garlic, parsley, and olive oil. Butter, fresh tomatoes, and red pepper flakes are added to make a fresh sauce that is great served over pasta.
Smarts #1: Any type of pasta will work here, but be sure to adjust your cooking time. Angel hair cooks quickly, so fettuccine or spaghetti will take longer.
Smarts #2: Boiling the pasta and broccoli together saves time (and dishes!).
- Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
- Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
- Parsley - 1 1/2 Tbsp, chopped
- Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
- Tomatoes, medium - 3, chopped
- Butter - 4 Tbsp
- Wine, white - 1/4 cup (sub stock)
- Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
- Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
- Broccoli florets - 10 oz, chopped
- Pasta, angel hair - 10 oz (sub fettuccine or spaghetti)
- Shrimp - Defrost shrimp.
- Broccoli / Garlic / Parsley - Prep as directed. Store broccoli in one container. Combine garlic and parsley in another container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Make marinade - (If prepping right before cooking, get water boiling for pasta when shrimp is nearly finished marinating.) Combine garlic, parsley, oil, and shrimp. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Tomatoes - Chop tomatoes.
- Bring a large stock pot (large enough to hold pasta and broccoli) of water to boil. Salt generously and add pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli in the last 1 1/2 minutes of cooking. Drain.
- While pasta is boiling, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add butter. When butter is melted, add white wine, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 1 minute.
- Add shrimp (including marinade) to tomatoes. Saute until shrimp is cooked through, ~4 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice over top and season with some salt and pepper.
- Serve shrimp scampi over pasta / broccoli. Enjoy!
This meal has 36 reviews
Excellent! Really easy to pull together and tasted amazing. Looking forward to making again!
Made it exactly as the recipe said. Delicious.
I loved this! I liked having the broccoli in the dish. I added extra garlic to the marinade and skipped tomatoes because my husband doesn’t like them. I added some Parmesan on top.
Subbed spinach for broccoli. Was quick and tasty
I thought this recipe was great personally. I do add a little salt and pepper to everything so maybe that's why I did not consider it bland. I used gluten free linguini.
Made the version with cubed cucumbers. I did need to add a little water to my sautéing broccoli. Having heard it is a bit bland, I was a little heavy on the red pepper and added parmigiana. It was very good. As a near novice cook, this was very doable. My kindergartener and shocked wife both enjoyed it as well.