Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Orange Shrimp w/Pasta and Broccoli


Short and sweet post today. This recipe was inspired by something I found in a Men's Health magazine several years ago... this is not the exact recipe, just something I threw together from memory. The red pepper adds some spice, the orange juice adds some sweet, and the shrimp was just tasty (and on sale!). This one's a healthy, quick dinner that's great for a crowd or dinner on your own. Enjoy!



Orange Shrimp w/Pasta and Broccoli
-serves 2



1 lb large shrimp- peeled, deveined, and cleaned.
2-3 tbs evoo
a healthy pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 cup orange juice
1 (ish) cup frozen broccoli florettes
whole wheat pasta- 2 servings

Boil the pasta while heating evoo and red pepper flakes in a medium nonstick skillet.  When pasta is cooked to al dente, drain and set aside. When oil is hot, saute the shrimp until pink on both sides. Add frozen broccoli, orange juice, and pasta. Continue to cook on medium heat for 10 mins, letting the orange juice soak into the noodles and broccoli.
*Dish may be a tad liquid-y when you're ready to serve, I platted mine with a noodle spoon so the extra liquid drained off.