Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli – Quick and Easy – 25 minutes or Less

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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.

Put a large skillet or sauté pan on at medium high and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom. 

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.

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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.

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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…..

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……a chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio to help set the mood.

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  1. 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.
  2. Put a large skillet or sauté pan on at medium high and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Just about a minute on the other side for the shrimp. Toss it all together and serve it on top of your pasta. Of course with some freshly grated parmesan cheese on top.
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One Pan Shrimp, Pasta and Spinach Dinner – 20 minutes

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One Pan Shrimp, Pasta and Spinach Dinner…….

………is a great way to put together a quick and easy weeknight meal that is still a treat to eat.

Put a skillet on at medium high and add the pasta. Use a short version of pasta like rigatoni or penne. Add enough water to just barely cover the pasta.

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Bring the water up to a fast simmer and reduce the heat  just enough to maintain the simmer.

While the pasta is cooking peel and devein the shrimp – if necessary. Chop up the garlic, or just go with the jarred stuff.

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When the pasta is just starting to get soft but not yet al dente – it’s going to cook some more with the shrimp – drain off the water leaving enough to cover the bottom of the pan.

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Push the pasta off to the sides of the pan and put the butter then the garlic in the middle. Squeeze the lemon juice onto the garlic. and put the rind into the pan. Add the shrimp to the pan spreading them out so that they lie flat. 

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Give them just a minute or so each side so that they are pink on the outside and opaque in the middle.

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Put the spinach on top then……

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……..combine everything with a big spatula or a pancake turner.

Just let the spinach wilt a little. Don’t let it get mushy. It’ll happen fast so have your plates ready to receive your One Pan Shrimp, Pasta and Spinach Dinner. Top it with some grated parmesan and Bon Appetito!

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A  chilled bottle of  Pinot Grigio, of course!

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  1. Put a skillet on at medium high and add the pasta. Use a short version of pasta like rigatoni or penne. Add enough water to just barely cover the pasta. Bring the water up to a fast simmer and reduce the heat just enough to maintain the simmer.
  2. While the pasta is cooking peel and devein the shrimp - if necessary. Chop up the garlic, or just go with the jarred stuff. When the pasta is just starting to get soft but not yet al dente - it's going to cook some more with the shrimp - drain off the water leaving enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
  3. Push the pasta off to the sides of the pan and put the butter then the garlic in the middle. Squeeze the lemon juice onto the garlic. and put the rind into the pan.
  4. Add the shrimp to the pan spreading them out so that they lie flat. Give them just a minute or so each side so that they are pink on the outside and opaque in the middle.
  5. Put the spinach on top then combine everything with a big spatula or a pancake turner. Just let the spinach wilt a little. Don't let it get mushy. It'll happen fast so have your plates ready to receive your One Pan Shrimp, Pasta and Spinach Dinner. Top it with some grated parmesan and Bon Appetito!
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Sauteed Shrimp with Lemon Garlic and Butter – 20 Minutes Max

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Sauteed Shrimp with Lemon Garlic and Butter is a simple but delicious recipe that no high paid professional chef could do any better than you. I’ve posted a few different ways to serve up this fast and easy dish. This one is the basic way to do it and is one of our go to ways to put a restaurant quality, real good, quick and easy meal together on a weeknight. 

Have your shrimp thawed, peeled, deveined and ready to go. I buy deveined, wild caught shrimp and just let them thaw in a bowl of water for a couple of minutes or in the microwave is even faster. Put a skillet on at medium and put the butter in it. Chop up the garlic and parsley and add them to the pan. Lightly salt and pepper. Squeeze the lemon juice in and add the rind into the pan. Spread the shrimp out so they all lay flat and cook for just about a minute to a minute and a half each side.

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Spoon the liquid over the shrimp as they cook. When the middle of the shrimp is opaque they are ready to go.

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Serve them up with some Aglio e olio or some risotto or some Italian Mozzarella rice. Top off with some grated parmesan. Bon Appetito!

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Some chilled French Chablis or Italian Soave or Pinot Grigio goes with your Sauteed Shrimp with Lemon Garlic and Butter just right.

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  1. Have your shrimp thawed, peeled, deveined and ready to go. I buy deveined, wild caught shrimp and just let them thaw in a bowl of water for a couple of minutes or in the microwave is even faster. Put a skillet on at medium and put the butter in it. Chop up the garlic and parsley and add them to the pan. Lightly salt and pepper. Squeeze the lemon juice in and add the rind into the pan. Spread the shrimp out so they all lay flat and cook for just about a minute to a minute and a half each side.
  2. Spoon the liquid over the shrimp as they cook. When the middle of the shrimp is opaque they are ready to go.
  3. Serve them up with some Aglio e olio or some risotto or some Italian Mozzarella rice. Top off with some grated parmesan. Bon Appetito!
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Spicy Lemony Shrimp – Less than 15 minutes

You could do the Spicy Lemony Shrimp part of this meal and have it on the table in less than 15 minutes. The brussels sprouts that you see in the pic got the total time up to 20 minutes. How’s that for a quick and easy weeknight meal?

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I’ll bet that you keep a bag of frozen, peeled and deveined large shrimp in the freezer. To have it thawed out and available you could move what you are going to need from the freezer to the refrigerator in the morning or thaw out the frozen shrimp in the microwave – it just takes a minute or two – or put the frozen shrimp in a bowl of cold water and in about four or five minutes they’ll be ready to go. Put a skillet on that is big enough to handle the shrimp spread out in one layer. Set it at medium high and add about 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Lay the shrimp out in the skillet and sprinkle with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Give them about a minute and a half then turn them over and spice up the other side. As they are cooking chop up the parsley and slice the lemon.

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After you have turned them over and spiced them up add the lemon slices and the parsley and toss a couple of times to get it all mixed together.

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Then serve up your Spicy Lemony Shrimp!

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We had a chilled bottle of Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio with this dish,,, because it’s Gammy’s favorite.

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  1. Put a skillet on that is big enough to handle the shrimp spread out in one layer. Set it at medium high and add about 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Lay the shrimp out in the skillet and sprinkle with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Give them about a minute and a half then turn them over and spice up the other side. As they are cooking chop up the parsley and slice the lemon.
  2. After you have turned them over and spiced them up add the lemon slices and the parsley and toss a couple of times to get it all mixed together. Then serve up your Spicy Lemony Shrimp!
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I'll bet that you keep a bag of frozen, peeled and deveined large shrimp in the freezer. To have it thawed out and available you could move what you are going to need from the freezer to the refrigerator in the morning or thaw out the frozen shrimp in the microwave - it just takes a minute or two - or put the frozen shrimp in a bowl of cold water and in about four or five minutes they'll be ready to go.

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