Sometimes simple and easy is best, as in this no-frills shrimp, broccoli, and pasta dish. Try switching to whole-grain rotini for a nutrition boost. You can use fresh or frozen shrimp in this recipe, just make sure to look for the peeled and deveined kind without any additives.
6 cups water
8 ounces uncooked rotini
3 cups packaged fresh broccoli florets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
5/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add pasta, and cook according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add broccoli during last 3 minutes of cooking; drain.
Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in lemon rind; sauté 1 minute. Add pasta mixture, butter, lemon juice, and salt to pan. Sauté 1 minute, stirring occasionally; toss to coat. Sprinkle with black pepper; serve immediately.
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