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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Orecchiette with broccoli and shrimp

1/2 lb whole wheat orecchiette pasta
1 lb raw shrimp
1 bunch broccoli
1 bunch fresh baby spinach
2 medium tomatoes, diced
3 cloves garlic
salt (1 tsp) and pepper (1/2 tsp)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup fresh asiago shredded cheese (or parmesan)
Clean shrimp and set aside. trim broccoli into small florets. Bring a pot of water to boil and add salt( tsp). Add pasta and cook for 5 min on low boil. Add broccoli to pasta water and boil until both are al dente' (about 5 min). In a skillet heat 1 Tbsp extra virgin Olive oil until hot. Add minced garlic and red pepper and black pepper. Saute for 2 min until garlic is soft. Add shrimp and spinach and saute' until the shrimp is pink. Drain pasta and add back to pot. Mix in shrimp, spinach and pasta/broccoli and top with the tomatoes. Sprinkle a little fresh asiago shreds over the top.

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