Tuesday, January 31, 2012


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


  • 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


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.


izahdaut said...

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

cik cek said...


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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