Spaghetti with Shrimp, Broccoli, and Basil

Spaghetti with Shrimp, Broccolini, and Basil

Spaghetti with Shrimp, Broccolini, and Basil

Shrimp

Shrimp

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Italian Plum Tomato

Italian Plum Tomato

Broccolini

Broccolini

Garlic Clove

Garlic Clove

Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Basil 

Basil 

Parmesan Cheese

Parmesan Cheese

Spaghetti

Spaghetti

Let's Get Cooking!

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente. Drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat one tablespoon olive oil with 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes in a skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp in one layer. Cook until pink on both sides and just cooked through, 2-3 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a plate.
  3. Add one tablespoon olive oil to same skillet. Add broccoli and sprinkle with one teaspoon salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Sauté until crisp tender. Transfer broccoli to another plate.
  4. Add one tablespoon olive oil to skillet. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, one teaspoon salt and one teaspoon black pepper. Simmer 10 minutes, breaking tomatoes apart with a spoon. Taste and if necessary add a pinch of sugar. Stir in shrimp and broccoli; remove from heat. Add spaghetti and toss to combine.
  5. Transfer spaghetti to a serving bowl. Scatter cheese and basil leaves over pasta and toss one more time. Add a grinding of black pepper. Serve along with extra Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

 

Equipment Needed:  Large Pot

Non-stick skillet (medium)