Pasta w/ Shrimp,Beans + Broccoli

Pasta w/ Shrimp,Beans + Broccoli

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


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  • 3 Tbls Olive oil
  • 2 Clove garlic thinly sliced
  • ½ Lemon thinly Sliced
  • 1 Cup cooked white beans
  • *1 Cup fresh plum tomatoes diced with no skin or seeds
  • 1 ½ Cups pasta water
  • lbs penne or similar pasta
  • 1 ½ Cups broccoli Florets * Blanched
  • ¾ lbs Cooked peeled Shrimp buy them frozen , make you life easy.
  • S+P
  • ¼ Cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Cup thinly sliced Fresh basil


  • Cook pasta al dente in well salted water + toss with olive oil to prevent sticking , save 1 1/2 cups of the pasta water. Set both aside.
  • In a large sauté pan heat olive oil .Add garlic cook till fragrant and lightly browned. Spread out lemon slices + cook 1 minute .Add beans and pasta water heating until bubbling . Add tomatoes cook 1 minute. . Now add pasta, broccoli + shrimp . Season with salt and pepper .Toss and turn until everything is hot ,well coated and sauce begins to thicken. It’s done . Sprinkle with parmesan cheese + basil.
  • *This is achieved by dropping the tomatoes into boiling water for 20 seconds than into cold water to stop the cooking , It’s then easy to peel them. Cut in half around equator and squeeze out seeds. Dice.
  • *The broccoli can be done in a similar fashion , drop in boiling water and when just done remove to cold water.
  • Use the same water in above processes to cook your pasta.