Friday, July 1, 2011

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Linguini with Broccoli

This is such a delicious pasta! The sauce is light and bursting with flavor from the lemon, garlic and fresh herbs. The pasta water and Parmesan combine into a smooth sauce, and the fresh shrimp and broccoli belong together. Feel free to substitute chicken for shrimp or other veggies for the broccoli. This is a wonderful recipe to have in your repetoire and whip up any weeknight!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Linguini with Broccoli

A fresh, healthful and delicious summer meal!
Serves 2

1/3 pound of raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/3 pound linguini or other long thin noodle
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
1 head broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
¼ cup plus 1 T extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving
½ sweet onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 T lemon juice
1 T lemon zest
2 T white wine (or 1 T. white wine vinegar)
½ cup fresh herbs, such as parsley and basil, chopped
1 T rosemary
Kosher salt and pepper

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook broccoli for 2-3 minutes until just tender. Remove with a slotted spoon into ice water. Cool, drain and reserve.

Bring water back to a boil and cook linguini until al dente. Do not overcook! While it’s cooking remove 1 mug full of pasta water. Reserve. Drain pasta and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet sprinkle shrimp with salt, pepper and rosemary and cook in a tablespoon of oil until just pink, about 2 minutes. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm.

Wipe out the skillet and heat remaining ¼ cup oil over medium-low heat. Add onion, sprinkle with salt, and sauté for two minutes until soft. Add garlic and sauté one minute longer. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, white wine, Parmesan cheese, and a splash of pasta water. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes until reduced and blended. Stir in fresh herbs, salt and a good amount of pepper. Add the linguini noodles and toss to combine. Cook a minute or two for sauce to absorb sauce into the noodles. If they seem dry add more pasta water and olive oil. Add broccoli and shrimp, stir to heat through.

Remove from heat and serve in big bowls. Top with more Parmesan, black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!

Recipe by Sarah Lang

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