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Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli

Posted By 3FC On December 30, 2006 @ 11:47 am In Entrees,Seafood | 2 Comments

recipe ingredients
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 cups fresh broccoli florets
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup bottled clam juice
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
lemon juice to taste
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

recipe directions
In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1/2 Tbsp. oil over medium heat. Add 1/2 Tbsp. garlic and the crushed red pepper, stirring for about 1 minute. Add shrimp and season with salt to taste. Saute until shrimp are pink, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Add remaining 1/2 Tbsp. oil to skillet and add broccoli; season with salt. Saute until bright green, about 1 minute. Add water, cover and cook until broccoli is just tender and water has evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer broccoli to bowl with shrimp. In a small bowl, combine clam juice, remaining 1/2 Tbsp. garlic and the cornstarch; stir until smooth. Add to skillet and cook until thickened, stirring constantly, about 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in basil and season with lemon juice and pepper. Add the shrimp and broccoli to skillet and heat through. If desired, serve with rice or orzo.

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