Recipe: Garlicky Shrimp with Broccoli and Toasted Breadcrumbs

I am putting this on the menu for next week… looks fantastic and FAST. I’ll serve it with some brown long-grain rice—3/4 cup for 4 PPV.

3 cups uncooked broccoli, small florets, or broccoli rabe
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp olive oil, extra-virgin, divided
1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp table salt, divided
1 pounds uncooked shrimp, large, peeled, deveined
3 cloves (large) garlic, sliced
1/3 cup canned chicken broth
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice


Put broccoli and water in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain well; set aside (be cautious when uncovering bowl).

Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and cook, stirring often, until lightly toasted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape toasted crumbs into a bowl; stir in lemon zest and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat; add shrimp and sauté until shrimp turn pink, about 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté until very light golden, about 1 minute.

Stir in broth, pepper flakes and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring to loosen bits from bottom of pan, just until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute.

Remove skillet from heat and add cooked broccoli; toss to mix and coat. Drizzle with lemon juice and remaining teaspoon oil; toss again. Serve shrimp and broccoli sprinkled with toasted breadcrumbs. Yields about 3/4 cup shrimp with broccoli and 4 teaspoon breadcrumbs per serving..



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