Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Pasta

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Looking for a quick dinner? No need to order take-out from the nearby restaurant, try a simple yet very delicious pasta dinner instead. Easy to cook, light in calories, but oh-so-nutritious; with just a few ingredients, you could already whip up a delectable pasta treat your family would surely enjoy. One such pasta dish worth trying is this one I learned from my granny when we came to visit her a couple of years back.

Shrimp and Broccoli Pasta


½ kilo fettucine or angel hair pasta
1/4 kilo fresh shrimps shelled and deveined with tails intact
1 head broccoli separated into small florets and blanched for a minute
1 red bell pepper julienned
½ an onion sliced
1 can stewed, crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons of olive oil
salt and pepper
Italian seasoning
½ cup grated parmesan cheese


1.Cook the pasta first in a pot of boiling water seasoned with a handful of salt.
2.Drain and set aside.
3.In a skillet, swirl the olive oil around.
4.Put in the onions and cook until translucent.
5.Add in the bell peppers and stir-fry for a minute.
6.Then put in the canned tomatoes.
7.Season with some Italian seasoning and then salt and pepper according to taste.
8.Add in the shrimps and cover for a couple of minutes. Do not overcook.
9.Put the pasta and toss.
10.Add in the parmesan cheese and toss again.
11.Drizzle a little more olive oil. Serve hot.


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