As the title of my blog states, I have a mild obsession with cupcakes (anything in cake-like form is kind of my weakness).
Since my Mom's birthday was this past Sunday, I made her cupcakes and so I thought, "Why not dinner as well?"
I decided to make her a pasta dish with broccoli and shrimp!
Spinich Pasta with Shrimp and Broccoli!
Spinich Pasta with Shrimp and Broccoli

1 package Spinich pasta (or your personal favorite)
25-30 frozen, pre-cooked cocktail shrimps, shelled
1 family-sized bag frozen broccoli (this is all we had on hand, but I'm sure fresh broccoli would make this dish even better!)
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic or garlic paste
roughly, 1 tbsp parsley
roughly, 1 tbsp basil
1 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
salt, to taste
olive oil, for cooking

Start by preparing your pasta according to the directions on the box.
Do the same for the frozen broccoli or fresh broccoli.

Drizzle a large skillet with olive oil and turn to medium/high heat. Add onions and let them brown.
Once slightly browned, (make sure they don't burn!) add shrimp, 1/2 of the garlic and seasonings.
Stir around for 1-5 minutes or until shrimp begins to heat up. Add it the pre-cooked broccoli.
Mix it all together.

Leaving drained pasta in pot or pouring into a large pasta bowl, mix with 2 tbsp olive oil and remaining garlic.
Once shrimp and broccoli is heated mix in the pasta and serve.



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