recipe: spaghetti with broccoli and shrimp in butter

since the little one can’t have garlic, m & i don’t keep fresh garlic in the house anymore. common foods,  including tomato sauce and snacks, that often include garlic we try to keep sealed or don’t eat when k is around.

so i wanted to have a quick meal the other day and was going to just have some pasta and tomato sauce. i ran out of tomato sauce and didn’t have any garlic. i was baffled for a little while. then i realized what would be the most basic sauce: butter! so, i just boiled some pasta, steamed some broccoli and shrimp, then added a pat of butter and tossed it. yum!


  • spaghetti with butter2 servings of spaghetti (gluten-free and/or vegan, if necessary)
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 2 oz medium shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • crushed red pepper, optional


  1. cook spaghetti as directed. drain and set aside.
  2. steam broccoli.
  3. boil shrimp.
  4. in a frying pan, soften the butter then add spaghetti, broccoli and shrimp. toss.
  5. add salt, pepper and red pepper to taste.

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