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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Quick Easy Italian Sausage Dinner

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You can find tons of different ways to enjoy Italian Sausage. From sausage and peppers to calzones and everything in between. This recipe is a quick and easy version of the traditional sausage with marinara sauce and pasta. We had our favorite fast veggie with our Quick Easy Italian Sausage Dinner. Here’s that recipe Oven baked Zucchini. First get some of the best Italian sausage that is available in your neck of the woods. Here in Texas we go with this old standby. There is almost always some in our freezer. Back in North Jersey there were lots of real good Italian deli’s that made their own and, wow, were they good.

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Poke holes in the sausage so that the juices can run off when they start to cook.

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Put a pot of salted water on for the pasta. You could even cook the pasta in the skillet with the sausage. When you add the sauce add the pasta. It works best that way with a short pasta like penne or rigatoni. Put a large skillet on at medium high and eyeball just enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan. Put the sausage in. Brown them well on each side. About 3-4 minutes a side.

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When the sausage is browned and firmed up move them to your cutting board and cut them in half lengthwise.

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Put them back in the pan with the flat side down.

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Add the sauce and bring it to a simmer then lower the heat just enough to maintain a fast simmer. Move the sausage around a few times as it finishes cooking in the sauce. About 8-10 minutes.

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Your pasta will be done so you now can enjoy your Quick Easy Italian Sausage Dinner. Bon Appetito!

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Chianti of course! If it’s a special occasion then how about a nice Barolo.

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  1. Poke holes in the sausage so that the juices can run off when they start to cook.
  2. Put a pot of salted water on for the pasta. You could even cook the pasta in the skillet with the sausage. When you add the sauce add the pasta. It works best that way with a short pasta like penne or rigatoni.Put a large skillet on at medium high and eyeball just enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan. Put the sausage in. Brown them well on each side. About 3-4 minutes a side.
  3. When the sausage is browned and firmed up move them to your cutting board and cut them in half lengthwise. Put them back in the pan with the flat side down. Add the sauce and bring it to a simmer then lower the heat just enough to maintain a fast simmer. Move the sausage around a few times as it finishes cooking in the sauce. About 8-10 minutes.
  4. Your pasta will be done so you now can enjoy your Quick Easy Italian Sausage Dinner. Bon Appetito!
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Quick Easy Shrimp Scampi

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Shrimp Scampi is easy to make. It’s one of those recipes that you can cook up when you are in a rush to get something ready but you still want it to be real good.

Put a pot on to boil for the pasta. Thaw the shrimp in the microwave, if needed then peel and devein them, also, if needed. When the pasta water starts to boil add some salt and the pasta. Stir up the pasta right away so it doesn’t stick together.

Chop the garlic, zest the lemon, slice another lemon and chop up the fresh parsley. Dried parsley or dried basil will work in a pinch if you don’t have any fresh parsley.

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Put a skillet on at medium. Add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter. As soon as the butter melts add all of the remaining ingredients except the shrimp. Mix everything together and spread it out. Lay the shrimp out on top and as soon as they start to turn pink turn them over and pink up the other side. Then mix the shrimp up with the sauce.

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If the pasta isn’t done yet lower the heat on the skillet to as low as it can go. When the pasta is done drain it and put it back in the pot. Put the Shrimp Scampi in with the pasta and toss it all together.

If the pasta is done first drain it and put it back in the pot. Drizzle just a little bit of olive oil on it and put it back on the stove at as low a setting as possible until the Shrimp Scampi is done and when the shrimp is done put it on top of the pasta and stir it all together.

Serve it right away garnished with some grated parmesan cheese. A Caprese Salad and some good bread to dip in the sauce is great. And, a good light red like a pinot noir or a strong white like a chardonnay goes good. How’s that for a quick but fantastic weeknight meal?

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  1. Put a pot on to boil for the pasta. Thaw the shrimp in the microwave, if needed then peel and devein them, also, if needed. When the pasta water starts to boil add some salt and the pasta. Stir up the pasta right away so it doesn't stick together. Chop the garlic, zest the lemon, slice another lemon and chop up the fresh parsley. Dried parsley or dried basil will work in a pinch if you don't have any fresh parsley.
  2. Put a skillet on at medium. Add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter. As soon as the butter melts add all of the remaining ingredients except the shrimp. Mix everything together and spread it out. Lay the shrimp out on top and as soon as they start to turn pink turn them over and pink up the other side. Then mix the shrimp up with the sauce.
  3. If the pasta isn't done yet lower the heat on the skillet to as low as it can go. When the pasta is done drain it and put it back in the pot. Put the Shrimp Scampi in with the pasta and toss it all together. If the pasta is done first drain it and put it back in the pot. Drizzle just a little bit of olive oil on it and put it back on the stove at as low a setting as possible until the Shrimp Scampi is done and when the shrimp is done put it on top of the pasta and stir it all together.
  4. Serve it right away garnished with some grated parmesan cheese. A Caprese Salad and some good bread to dip in the sauce is great. And, a good light red like a pinot noir or a strong white like a chardonnay goes good. How's that for a quick but fantastic weeknight meal?
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