Pasta with Shrimp and Broccoli

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Pasta with Shrimp and Broccoli
Sun, 07-24-2005 - 1:49pm

Pasta with Shrimp and Broccoli

Makes: 2 servings

2 cups whole-wheat ziti, penne, or other tubular pasta (for 1,600- and 1,800-calorie plans, use 3 cups)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced, or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
5 ounces peeled and deveined shrimp (about 15 large or 24 medium shrimp)
1 1⁄2 cups broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (optional)

Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return to the pot.

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, warm 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic or garlic powder and cook for 30 seconds. Add the shrimp. Cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the shrimp turn opaque. Add to the drained pasta.

Add the broccoli and the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil to the skillet. Cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes, or until just tender. Add to the pasta and toss to mix. Sprinkle with the basil (if using).