Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TUESDAY THINGS - CREAMY SHRIMP AND BROCCOLI SPAGHETTI


What I hate about this time of the year is the children's sport activities, my goodness January till March the girls have to stay back for their sports activities and it's always I have to prepare heavy breakfast for them to pack to school. Today Eyba requests spaghetti and I made this Creamy Shrimp and Broccoli. Simple yet satisfying. Good combination of shrimps and broccoli. It was quite good, and came together quickly. I can imagine lots of variations on the same theme (diced ham instead of shrimp, chopped kale in place of broccoli, or skip the broccoli all together).
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Creamy Shrimp and Broccoli Spaghetti / Fettuccine Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 to 3 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pound fettuccine (I used spaghetti)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp (if using frozen shrimp, defrost by running cold water over them for a few minutes)
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt

METHOD

1 Fill a large 8-quart stock pot at least half full with water and with 1 Tbsp of salt; bring to a boil.

2 While the water is the large stockpot is heating, bring a smaller saucepan (2-3 quarts) half filled with water to a boil. Blanch the broccoli in the boiling water for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Drain and run the broccoli under cold water to stop the cooking. Set aside.
3 Cook the pasta in the large pot of boiling water according to the directions on the package (anywhere from 3 to 12 minutes, depending on the type of pasta you have) until al dente, or still slightly firm. Drain and toss with a little olive oil to keep from sticking.
4 While the pasta is cooking, combine the cream, chicken stock, garlic, and black pepper in a large skillet and bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 7 to 10 minutes until the mixture thickens.
5 Add the shrimp and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until the shrimp have turned pink on all sides. Toss in the broccoli and the parsley. Mix in the fettucini. Salt to taste.
Serves 6.

4 comments:

izahdaut said...

brokoli mmg lazat degandingkan dengan spegeti yang berkrim. anak2 saya suke

cik cek said...

yummyyyyy....:D

Wanieyra said...

sedapnya kak.... tak tertahan godaannya

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your recipe. Can u provide us your cooking method in YouTube, especially spagetti cook with white sauce?

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