Garlic shrimp pasta with broccoli is a quick and easy dinner that’s healthy and nutritious any day of the week. Choose a sturdy whole wheat pasta for the best nutrition. To save time use frozen, shelled and deveined shrimp and prepared packaged broccoli florets. We are big fans of garlic so we’re generous with it and use both the liquid spice plus fresh. Adjust the seasonings to suit your own taste.
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1 lb pasta, ideally Penne or other large pasta
1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
3 teaspoons Watkins garlic liquid spice or 3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon Watkins Grapeseed oil, flavor of choice
1 can chopped tomatoes (12 oz/
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon Watkins chicken soup and gravy base
1 teaspoon Watkins basil
Watkins black pepper to taste
Instructions: Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
In a frying pan, sautÈ the shrimp in the garlic liquid spice and grapeseed oil. Add the broccoli florets and tomatoes, simmer for about 5 minutes. Then add the water, soup base, basil and pepper. Stir and allow to simmer gently for another few minutes.
Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta, mix well. Sprinkle with additional basil leaves and serve immediately with your choice of cheeses such as parmesan, romano or asiago cheese. Serves 4-6