Don’t Be Shellfish, There is Enough For Everyone!

You can never go wrong with a classic shrimp scampi. And after a long work week, I wanted nothing more than a fast, quick and delicious meal. I DO try to cook as many meals as I can, but after work, I rush home to put on my sweatpants and order Seamless (delivery is the best thing ever invented).

This night I refused to do that. On the menu, Shrimp and Broccoli Scampi from Cooking Light.
ImageFor this recipe you’ll need:
  • 8 oz. uncooked thin spaghetti
  • 12 oz. broccoli
  • cooking spray
  • 1 lb. cooked shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 c. unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp. grated lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 oz. Parmesan cheese
What you’ll need to do: Cook the pasta according to package and add the broccoli for the last 2 minutes. Drain. Then, heat a large skillet over high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray, add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from pan. Next, heat the pan over medium-low heat, add butter and oil. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute. add stock, bring to a boil, and make sure to scrape the pan to loosen the browned bits. Combine 1 tbsp. water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the stock and cook for about a minute. Then, stir in shrimp, pasta mixture, parsley, rind, juice, and salt. cook for a minute and stir to cook. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

There you have it. An incredibly delicious meal for less than 20 minutes. Does it get much better than that? The best thing about this recipe is that it makes a ton, so you’ll have leftovers to take for lunch! If that’s not an incentive than I don’t know what is. Test this recipe out and let me know what you think! But until next time, keep eating!

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