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Recipe: 20 Minute Acini de Pepe with Broccoli & Shrimp

20 Minute Acini de Pepe with Shrimp and Broccoli by Marla Meridith
Yields6 Servings
 1 lb Acini de Pepe pasta
 2 tbsp olive oil
 ½ red onion, finely chopped
 3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
 ¼ cup dry white wine
 1 lb frozen, cooked shrimp (26/30) no tails
 2 broccoli crowns, florets cut into small pieces
 salt
 hot pepper flakes
 serve with parmesan cheese
1

Cook Acini de Pepe to package directions. Drain and set aside, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid.

2

While the pasta is cooking, add the olive oil to a large skillet and sauté the onions a few minutes over medium heat until soft and fragrant. Add the garlic, cook another minute.

3

Add the wine, stir, then the broccoli. Cook a few minutes until the broccoli turns bright green, add a splash or two of pasta cooking liquid to speed things up. Add the shrimp, stir all the ingredients together. Season to taste with salt and pepper flakes. Cook for a few minutes until shrimp is hot.

4

Add the cooked Acini de Pepe to the skillet and toss with the shrimp mixture. Cook until everything is hot. Serve with parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

 1 lb Acini de Pepe pasta
 2 tbsp olive oil
 ½ red onion, finely chopped
 3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
 ¼ cup dry white wine
 1 lb frozen, cooked shrimp (26/30) no tails
 2 broccoli crowns, florets cut into small pieces
 salt
 hot pepper flakes
 serve with parmesan cheese

Directions

1

Cook Acini de Pepe to package directions. Drain and set aside, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid.

2

While the pasta is cooking, add the olive oil to a large skillet and sauté the onions a few minutes over medium heat until soft and fragrant. Add the garlic, cook another minute.

3

Add the wine, stir, then the broccoli. Cook a few minutes until the broccoli turns bright green, add a splash or two of pasta cooking liquid to speed things up. Add the shrimp, stir all the ingredients together. Season to taste with salt and pepper flakes. Cook for a few minutes until shrimp is hot.

4

Add the cooked Acini de Pepe to the skillet and toss with the shrimp mixture. Cook until everything is hot. Serve with parmesan cheese.

Recipe: 20 Minute Acini de Pepe with Broccoli & Shrimp

~ Marla Meridith

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