Shrimp and Broccoli Scampi

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr  

Don't skip the cornstarch mixture here--it helps the garlicky sauce cling to the pasta.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 417
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Saturated fat: 3.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 29.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 53g
  • Fiber: 4.8g
  • Cholesterol: 157mg
  • Iron: 3.4mg
  • Sodium: 476mg
  • Calcium: 219mg

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti
  • 12 ounces broccoli florets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved or grated (about 1/4 cup)

Preparation

  1. 1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add broccoli in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  2. 2. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes on each side. Remove shrimp from pan.
  3. 3. Heat pan over medium-low heat. Add butter and oil; swirl to coat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add stock; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into stock mixture; cook 1 minute. Stir in shrimp, pasta mixture, parsley, rind, juice, and salt; cook 1 minute, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
Note:

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