Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr 
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups)

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

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add broccoli in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Jim's Review

November 01, 2016
Turned out great. I agree that the addition of a couple of dashes of red pepper flakes gave the dish just the right zing. I used linguine and half the corn starch, which was fine. Got rave reviews from the three other eaters.

October 26, 2016
3 star

October 26, 2016
was good will make it again,with morestock

daneanp's Review

August 19, 2014
Pretty easy to put together but DH thought it was bland (except for the garlic). I did use thin whole wheat spaghetti so maybe that was the problem. CL has better shrimp/pasta dishes in our opinion, so I don't know that I'd make this one again.

MadFox's Review

July 06, 2014
I adored this recipe. Cut it in half and serve it with a side of salad and it's just as filling. If you like larger portions keep it the same.

janeyann99's Review

March 23, 2014
I followed the recipe exactly and it was great. This was simple to prepare. I had it on the table in under 30 min. We had some left over and it was even better the next day. Most of the time, these sorts of dishes don't taste that great the next day because it is oily. This dish was, dare I say, better the next day since the pasta had a chance to absorb the sauce. I marked it down to 4 star b/c it was bit plain. I will make it again w/more garlic and add some chili pepper flakes.

LDombeck's Review

March 04, 2014
Good, simple, quick! I used frozen shrimp (thawed), and frozen broccoli (thawed). This recipe was loved by my young boys! And I almost always have these ingredients on hand, so a good last minute dinner.

mccactors's Review

January 21, 2014

Poisonedwriter's Review

January 19, 2014

LondonLiz's Review

January 12, 2014
This is a keeper. It was very easy and tasty, but not overwhelmingly garlicky.