Quick and Easy Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli….
…….is great served with your favorite pasta or potatoes. Gammy had hers gluten free with a microwaved “baked” potato topped with some of the garlic and oil from the shrimp and broccoli pan and…..
…..I had mine on top of some fettuccini pasta cooked al dente.
Put a pot of salted water on for your pasta. Add your pasta to the pot and when the water comes to a boil your pasta should be done.
That’s right you don’t have to wait for it to boil before you put in the pasta. Stir it a few times as it cooks to keep it from sticking together.
If it is done al dente before the shrimp and broccoli are ready just drain the water out and eyeball a couple of tablespoons of olive oil on top. Gently mix it up to get the pasta coated with the oil and put it on an idle back burner to keep warm.
If necessary, thaw out the shrimp in the microwave or in a bowl of water and if also necessary peel and detain them. But,, you can buy them peeled, deveined and not frozen in the fresh fish section of your grocery store.
When it gets heated up put in the broccoli. Sprinkle it with a little salt and pepper and toss it a few times as it cooks.
You can substitute just about any vegetable that you want adjusting the cooking times as needed. For instance baby carrots or brussels sprouts will take longer than the broccoli and on the other extreme spinach will take even less time than the shrimp.
While the broccoli is cooking chop the garlic and when the broccoli has softened a little add the shrimp, butter and garlic to the pan. Squeeze in the lemon juice and add the white wine or chicken stock.
Push the broccoli aside as necessary to make room for the shrimp to lay on the bottom of the pan. After about a minute turn the shrimp over.
Just about a minute on the other side for the shrimp. Toss it all together and serve it on top of your pasta. Your Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli is ready to enjoy. Bon Appetito! Of course with some freshly grated parmesan cheese on top and…..
……a chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio to help set the mood.