12 ounces whole-wheat linguine or other thin pasta noodles
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 shallot, peeled and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound fresh or frozen raw shrimp, peeled, tails removed, and patted dry (if frozen, thaw in the refrigerator overnight before using)
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, divided (use less if sensitive to spice)
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
12 ounces frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
1 red or orange bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon blanc
- Zest and juice of 1 large or 2 small lemons
- Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
- Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente, according to package directions. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta water, then toss with a bit of olive oil to prevent sticking. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the shallot and cool until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 additional minute. Add the shrimp, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Sauté, stirring to coat with garlic, just until cooked through (both sides will be pink and opaque), about 3 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.
- Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high. Add the broccoli and bell pepper, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cook until the vegetables are hot and lightly sautéed, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the white wine and return the shrimp to the skillet, then cook for 2 minutes, allowing the wine to reduce. Stir in the lemon zest and juice and remove from heat.
- Add the pasta to the skillet and toss. If the pasta is too dry, add a bit of the reserved pasta water. Serve warm, topped with parsley and Parmesan.