I made this dish to celebrate my boyfriend's new job! (Hence the yummy bottle of Justin Cab Sauv in the back)! This is a really simple dish, but people will think it took you a lot of time and effort to make because it's full of flavor and color!
What you need:
What to do:
1. First boil a pot of water for the pasta, and one separate for the broccoli.
2. In the mean time, heat large skillet with olive oil. Once heated, add in shrimp, garlic, and white wine.
3. Let this cook on LOW for about 10-12 minutes (or until shrimp becomes pink).
4. Add pasta and broccoli to water and let cook.
5. Add in cut up tomatoes and more garlic (if you would like) into the frying pan.
6. Sautee all ingredients together. Once the pasta and broccoli are done, drain.
7. Pour the shrimp and garlic mixture over pasta. Sprinkle red bell pepper flakes (less is more!) and salt & pepper. Add broccoli and serve!
I made this dish for my boyfriend and I on Friday night because we had a really good bottle of Sangiovese wine that we wanted to drink. So we grabbed a loaf of french bread and started our prepping! This was a super easy dish to make and full of flavor. I would definitely make it again. Also a nice dish to make for a dinner party and your guests will think you slaved all day in the kitchen, when little did they know, you threw it all in a pot and put a lid on it! Godere! ("Enjoy" in Italian)
12 ounces pasta (we used Angel Hair)
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid
1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips (we used about 3/4 onion)
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.
Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired.
Season to taste with salt and pepper, stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot.
I made this one night when my parent's went to a dinner party (unfortunately living at home doesn't mean I can go to every dinner event!) It was good..but missing flavor...I think next time I would add more red pepper and basil.
4.8g fat, 320 calories
18g protein, 55g carbohydrates, 11mg cholesterol, 6g fiber, 416mg sodium
Pasta. Need I say more?
Maybe it's because I'm Italian, or maybe it's because I love carbs...but pasta is by far my favorite dish. When I was in the depths of my eating disorder, I used to fear every type of pasta. I would not allow myself to eat it. Now, I could eat pasta and Italian food every single day for the rest of my life. Enough said.