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posted: 2/28/2012 11:30 AM

Shrimp with Broccoli and Olive Oil

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1 pound bow-tie pasta

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

cup chopped onion

4-5 cloves minced garlic

2-3 cups of fresh broccoli

teaspoon coarse kosher salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

1 pound large uncooked shrimp, peeled and de-veined

cup cooking sherry

cup fresh basil leaves washed and chopped

cup fresh parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions.

In nonstick pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and saute onion and garlic until tender. Add broccoli, salt and pepper and red pepper flakes and cook until tender, about 6 to 7 minutes. Add shrimp and cooking sherry and cook for about 4 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and the broccoli is tender.

Drain the pasta and transfer to a large serving bowl or platter. Add the broccoli and shrimp mixture and toss to combine. Garnish with basil and cheese.

Serves six to eight.

Cook's note: Try this with gluten-free pasta.

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