Friday, September 5, 2014

Flavorful Friday- Broccoli and Shrimp Recipe!

Welcome to Flavorful Friday!  This is where I will share a great and healthy recipe with you to try out in the coming week.  Be sure to comment here and let me know how it goes!  And now that I have the link fixed, you can even sign up to receive these and other posts directly in your inbox, how cool is that?!

After receiving wonderful response from my Facebook post, as well as at my own kitchen table, I thought this week I would bring you my new Broccoli and Shrimp recipe!  My husband, who is a total foodie and spent 4 years living and learning to cook in Italy, says this is "at least as good as anything I ever had in Italy."  Wow!  I am honored!  From him, that is really saying something.

There are many variations and options on this dish to make it fit your personal needs and tastes, and feel free to experiment beyond my suggestions as well.  This is a really basic and easy recipe that anybody can do, and it's sure to impress!

Happy Crunching!


Broccoli and Shrimp


2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1- 14 oz Bag of Frozen Broccoli Florets
2 Tbsp Butter
1/8 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
¼ tsp Red Chili Flakes
2 Tbsp Minced Garlic from a jar
1 Pint of Grape Tomatoes- sliced
1- 12 oz Bag of Frozen Extra Small Shrimp- thawed
1-4 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese as topping


Preheat an 8-10 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.  Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Frozen Broccoli Florets to pan and stir to coat broccoli in oil.  Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add Butter, Celtic Sea Salt, Red Chili Flakes, and Minced Garlic to pan and stir.  Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add Grape Tomatoes and Extra Small Shrimp to pan and stir.  Sauté 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until food is hot throughout.

Serve hot and top each portion with grated Parmesan Cheese!

Serves about 4.

  •  You can leave off the Red Chili Flakes to make a mild dish.  When preparing this for our family, I use a 6-inch cast iron skillet for our son’s portion.
  •  You can leave off the Parmesan Cheese and Butter for a dairy free version.
  • Adding chopped Fresh Spinach leaves provides more vitamins and an extra layer of flavor.  Add these when you add the tomatoes and shrimp.  Doing this will also increase either your number of portions or portion sizes.
  • Add fresh basil leaves when you add the butter, salt, chili flakes and garlic for an extra punch of flavor and minerals.
  • You can serve this atop your favorite pasta or spaghetti squash as well.
  • This dish could be make with pre-cooked chicken or beef cubes instead of shrimp.

Tags: Fast, Easy, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Healthy, Recipe, Dinner, Shrimp, Broccoli, Wow

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