Friday, October 5, 2012

SouthWest Shrimp Broccoli Pasta Recipe


A lighter style pasta with a hint of lime and South West flair.


2 cups broccoli florets steamed
1 cup frozen corn
1 pound Rotini style pasta or make your favorite kind
40 large shrimps tails on
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
 1 fresh lime squeezed (around 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice)
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves finely minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 or 2 shakes of hot sauce around a teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
sea salt to taste

Cook pasta to package directions. Drain pasta, place in a large bowl with 2 tablespoon of melted butter and toss. Set aside keeping warm.
In a large fry pan, heat olive oil.  Add the garlic cook for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, saute until it turns pink.
Add the cooked broccoli, corn, spices and lime juice and heat through. Stir in fresh cilantro and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Make sure the sauce is heated.
Toss sauce with the pasta.  Serve immediately.

If you like Southwest foods try some of these:

Southwest Soup
Tequilla Lime Grilled Shrimp
Grilled Lemon Lime Pepper Chicken and Vegetables
Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe
Southwest Crockpot Corn Pudding
Southwest Potato Salad
Southwest Cheddar Scones

14 comments:

Tammy said...

Ooooh this looks good!!! Mmmmm mmmm mmmm! Save some for me!

xoxo,
Tammy<3

Life's a shoe said...

sounds so good and healthy!

Federica said...

What amazing pasta dish so rich and tasty :) I like it. Bye, have a great we

Becky said...

Claudia,
I know what I'm having for dinner. We were going to have shrimp and pasta, but know we'll have your yummy recipe. Like the lime on it.

Have a great weekend!

mylittleitaliankitchen said...

buono questo piatto con i gamberetti. Looks pretty too. Have a nice weekend dear Claudia XX

Joanne said...

Looks like we both need our carb fixes.
Shimp makes a terrific protein addition to pasta. It looks great.

Mary said...

This sounds wonderful. I love the flavors in this dish and will have to give it a try. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Ramona said...

Slurp !!!!!!

Ashley said...

Looks amazing! Wish my hubby ate seafood :)

Dana DeVolk said...

Looking good (as usual!) I love me some shrimps!
<3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

Lizzy Do said...

Mmmmm....what a delicious entree, Claudia! Beautiful, too~

Amelia said...

Hi, your pasta with shrimps is so mouth watering. Look so good, I want mine with extra shrimps. LOL

Have a nice weekend, regards.

Antonella Le Torte di Pezzettiello said...

Che buona la tua pasta con i broccoli e gamberetti mi ha fatto venire fameee

Jennifer said...

Hmm, those shrimp look so good. My son's girlfriend loves pasta. Will keep this in mind. :)