Entrees - Phase 2 - Penne with Shrimp and Broccoli Rabe

03-11-2006, 05:18 AM
Whole Wheat Penne with Shrimp and Broccoli Rabe
Phases 2 & 3
From Prevention Magazine (April 2006 issue)

Prep Time: 7 Minutes
Cooking Time: 18 Minutes

1 bunch (about 1 lb) broccoli rabe or Broccolini, cut into 3" lengths
8 oz whole wheat penne
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb med uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 to 1/2 tsp red-pepper flakes
1/3 Cup seafood broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 Cup chopped fresh basil
1/3 Cup grated parmesan cheese

1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add broccoli rabe and cook until crisp-tender, about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon or tongs and plunge into cold water. Drain and set aside.

2. In the same water, prepare pasta per package directions.

3. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat in a large, heavy-bottomed pan. Place shrimp in pan in single layer. Cook, stirring once or twice, until shrimp are pink and just cooked through, about 2 minutes. With slotted spoon or tongs, transfer shrimp to medium bowl and set aside.

4. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pain and saute garlic over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add red-pepper flakes and broccoli rabe and saute until soft but not soggy, about 2 minutes. Add shrimp, broth, and basil, and heat through, about 1 minute.

5. Drain pasta and transfer to large serving bowl. Toss with cheese. Add shrimp and broccoli rabe mixture and toss. Serve Immediately.

Makes 4 Servings

Per Serving: 548 Cal, 41 g protein, 48 g carbs, 20 g fat, 3.6 sat fat, 180 mg chol, 10 g fiber, 407 mg sodium

03-11-2006, 11:30 PM
ooh which I had seen this earlier, I used a lot of the same ingredients tonight but made a more chinese dish, I like the italian spin on this one though(parm and basil).

I'll try it soon~thanks!!

03-12-2006, 08:52 PM
well I sort of made it tonight. I substituted scallops for shrimp and asparagus for broccoli rabe but stuck with the rest and it was a nice light dinner. Thanks!!

04-22-2006, 01:50 PM
This was super yum... used regular broccoli and it tasted great. I accidentally dropped in WAY too many red pepper flakes, so it was super spicy.... but was still great! Thanks :)

Edit: I just made this again, and I only had a little broccoli left, so I put some green beans in (cooked with the little broccoli I had)... num!!!!