Thursday, November 10, 2005

Contributed Recipe: Pasta Primavera w/Shrimp and Basil

This recipe was forwarded to me by Lady Brandenburg awhile back. I was cleaning out the "food" folder on the 'puter and thought it would be a good one to share....minus the broccoli for me!

Pasta Primavera w/Shrimp and Basil
8 oz uncooked angel hair pasta
1 cup broccoli, florets
2 tsp olive oil
12 oz shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined
1 small sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
1 small yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
1 small orange pepper, cut into thin strips
4 oz green snap beans, trimmed and cut in half
4 oz asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 oz sugar snap peas, trimmed
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp table salt, or more to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper, or more to taste
2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half
2 cups basil, fresh, cut into thin strips
3/4 oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (about 1/4 cup)
2 tsp lemon zest

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil and cook pasta. Add broccoli to pot about 1 minute before pasta will be done. Remove from heat and reserve 3/4 cup of the cooking water; drain pasta and broccoli in a colander. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté shrimp until just cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes; transfer to a plate. Heat the remaining oil in same skillet. Add peppers, green beans, asparagus, peas, garlic, salt and pepper. Sauté until tender-crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in reserved cooking water, tomatoes and shrimp; heat through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Return pasta and broccoli to pot. Add shrimp and vegetables, cheese and zest and basil; toss to mix and coat well. Serve immediately.


ScottE. said...

For our veggie friends, I'm sure this would be good without Shrimp!

Lady Brandenburg said...

This is so damn good - and I think The Kara has also tried making it...?

jon said...

Yeah, you know what's up: "....minus the broccoli for me!"

The Kara said...

I have this recipe posted on my fridge but have yet to make it (bought the ingredients TWICE and then didn't wind up cooking it). BUT, it definitely is on my 'to cook' list along with the Chicken with Fresh Basil posted here that I might try this weekend :)