Simple, quick and perfect for any weekday supper. This Angel Hair Pasta is topped with a shallot, garlic, broccoli and lemon sauce. Light yet tasty, you must try this one!
This recipe is something I've whipped up in various forms over the years. I've made versions with almost every kind of vegetable on earth. This is just one of those simple recipes that's perfect for any week day. It's easy to make and a great 30 Minutes or Less Recipe. Perfect for all you busy people out there.
It's chock full of yumminess. I have a serious weakness for shallots and garlic. I try to use them as often as possible. They're good for you and they just amp up the flavour of any meal. I found some nice broccoli which is one of my fave veggies on earth. There's not a lot of dark green veggies my IBS tolerates but for some reason broccoli does not irritate my tummy. So it's another vegetable I try to throw inside as many meals as possible. I added a dash of fresh lemon juice to this too and well, let's just be honest here, a little lemon in pasta like this one just pops the flavour off the charts.
You can swap out the veggies to your own taste. Whatever you like use it. There's no right or wrong when it comes to your own personal taste. Make it your way, and enjoy the heck out of it. Which is exactly what I did.
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Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon
- 1 package of Angel Hair Pasta
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large shallot diced
- 2 cups broccoli cut into tiny pieces
- 3 large cloves garlic chopped
- ½ cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ lemon juiced
- ¼ to ½ cup reserved pasta water
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Put a large stock pot of water on the stove over high heat. Bring to a boil. Once it boils salt it generously.
- While you are waiting for the water to boil start getting the rest of the dish together.
- Add the olive oil to a large frying pan. Start to cook over medium heat. Add the shallots. Cook for about 5 minutes so they can soften.
- Now add the broccoli and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir occasionally so it doesn't stick. If you need more olive oil add a little.
- Now toss in the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the white wine and let it cook until it is reduced by half. It should only take a few minutes.
- Add your butter and lemon, stirring till the butter melts and the mixture is slightly saucy. Only takes a few moments.
- Turn the heat down for a couple of minutes while you cook your angel hair noodles.
- Once your pasta water is boiling well, and it's been salted, toss your angel hair pasta in the water. It only needs to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. Check your package directions.
- Now drain pasta (reserve a little bit, there's flavour in the pasta water) but do not rinse.
- Bring the frying pan back up to a medium heat, add your pasta to the pan and start to toss it gently until it comes together. Add a little pasta water to the pan, it helps bring the dish together beautifully.
- Add some salt and pepper to your own taste.
- Serve with a big old smile!
Other Weekday Supper Participants to visit this week:
06/25/13 - Tuesday - Salmon Tacos from Basic N Delicious
06/26/13 - Wednesday - Baked Lemon Sole with Parmesan Crust from Noshing With The Nolands
06/27/13 - Thursday - Healthier Santa Fe Frito Pie from Shockingly Delicious
06/28/13 - Friday - Jalapeno Popper Quiche from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Try this one today! It's a great weekday supper recipe. It's also a great meatless monday option. Let me know which veggies you would toss in this dish. I'd love to hear how you would customize this to your own taste.
Craving more Pasta Recipes? Check these out:
Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Smoked Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
Roasted Red Pepper and Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Angel Hair Pasta
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This sounds good, my fiance doesn't eat broccoli though unfortunately! Seems it would be good with spinach too though, and I like the suggestion to add some sausage (or maybe chicken).
I came for both the beautiful photo and the pasta dish - this is similar to how I used to make it years and years ago but have forgotten. Thanks for reminding me what a fabulous combination and a simple yet delicious meal this is!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
Classic combo...so easy, so pretty, so delicious. It is now calling my name.
Made this tonight for the first time, it's been sitting in my Pinterest account forever!
The only slight change made was a touch more butter and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Used pasta ribbons because that's what I had.
Hi Missy. I'm so glad you like it. I love your suggestions. I'll have to try making it the way you did! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Have a great weekend.