I worked at Red Lobster for years, and loved their Pastas, but since I am now a diabetic and a heart patient I can no longer indulge in the alfredo sauces that usually accompanied these dishes. I have tried to make the pasta sauces a lot healthier, flavorful, and lighter by eliminating the butter, cheese, and cream. This is my version of a healthy shrimp pasta. Enjoy!
1Prepare pasta according to your taste, but try to keep it al dente'. Don't forget to salt your water.
2Heat oil in skillet, or wok until hot. Turn heat to medium, then add the onions with a pinch of salt, and cook until they are translucent.
3Stir in the tomato sauce,garlic powder,onion powder and heat through.( if you want a richer sauce, add 1/4 cup of milk/half n half/or cream.) Add the garlic,broccoli,and black pepper.
4Place a lid on the pot and cook until broccoli is tender.
5Add frozen shrimp to the pot and stir. Cook until shrimp turn pink..about 3 minutes.
6Add the mixture to the pasta and toss, or serve over the pasta as you prefer. Add shredded Parmesan to your servings if you wish.
7NOTE: An alternate method for the very health conscious is to follow all of the preceding steps, but omit the tomato sauce. Instead adding the fresh chopped tomato, and the lemon juice in its place. I usually cook all of my ingredients,squeeze the lemon over the pasta/shrimp mixture, then add the tomatoes on top before serving. There won't be as much sauce using the lemon, but there is a whole lot of flavor added, and is my preferred choice. Serve with a Caesar salad on the side for a complete meal. I hope you enjoy this, it is one of my favorites.