A Quick and Simple Recipe: Fettuccine w/Broccoli, Garlic and Olive Oil

 

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When I walked down the organic aisle inside Kroger, a box filled with green spinach fetticcine caught my eye. See…oddly enough, I really like spinach. So when I saw that fettinccine could be made with spinach, I was facinated! I curiously picked up the box and immediately looked for a quick and simple recipe that’s usually located on the back of most food packages. Sure enough, a recipe was readliy available for me try!

If this dish looks like something you may want to make, you must know that this is a very light meal. I was under the impression it would be a little heavier than what it turned out to be. Also, the dish reminds me a lot of a homemade raman noodle meal. The only difference is that the noodles are green and the seasoning package is not included. The red pepper flakes it calls for gives it that extra kick of spice, but overall it turned out good -just not something I plan on  making again, because it’s not very filling.

Here’s the ingredients:

8 oz package of DeBoles Spinach Fettuccine (I used less)
1 teaspoon of hot pepper flakes
1 1/2 frozen broccoli
1/3 grated parmesan cheese
1 cup cooking liquid from fetticcine
1 dash of garlic salt
12 oz of frozen shrimp

Prepare the pot of water for the fetticcine. Prepare pasta according to package instructions. Set aside a cup of the cooking water.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil, shrimp, garlic salt, and red pepper flakes in a large skillet until the shrimp is cooked and heated throughout. Stir occasionally.
Next, add broccoli and season with salt and pepper. And 1/2 of the cooking water cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add the other 1/2 of cooking water along with the drained fetticcine. Finally, serve with parmesan topped on each serving.

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Cooking liquid from fetticcine pictured above