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!
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.0 Helpful
Substituted canned diced fire roasted tomatoes. Really good!0 Helpful
Delicious and easy! We had friends over and they were very impressed :)0 Helpful
I made the veggie version with a little extra flavoring after reading reviews (anchovy paste, tomato paste, veggie stock) and also made shrimp on the side with butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, wine. The bean sauce was so unique and wonderful on whole wheat pasta. My whole family loved it!0 Helpful
Fast and easy. Solid flavors!0 Helpful
Skipped the tomatoes and reduced the pasta; roasted the broccoli with zucchini and red peppers. Would add a little more garlic to the marinade, for personal tastes.0 Helpful