I try to be a good girl but every now and then the little devil pops on my shoulder and whispers in my ear that she wants something rich and creamy and NOT low fat. I am obviously powerless when this happens because I immediately set out to find something to feed her evil craving. My daughter loves angel hair pasta so as soon as I told her I was thinking about doing a pasta with cream sauce she threw her vote in for angel hair. Now I am not a huge angel hair fan. I am more of a linguine girl but being the wonderful mother that I am I obliged her.
For my garlic fans out there, you will love this one. It calls for 6 cloves of garlic YUM! I really think it is darn near impossible for me to make something without garlic. I truly am addicted. Luckily my fellow housemates feel the same way or there would be trouble brewin’.
I only used 1 pound of shrimp in this recipe but, if your gang is anything like my gang when it comes to shrimp, you might want to double that or face “shrimp wars” over the pot. I also would have preferred linguine, sorry Jessi because angel hair just seems to clump up on me if it is mixed with the sauce vs pouring the sauce over the top. Could just be a chef malfunction though.
The sauce for this recipe is to die for! I just wanted to eat it right out of the pot, forget the dang pasta! And cooking the broccoli with the pasta made it perfect for us. If you like your pasta a bit crunchy you might want to reduce the cook time down to about 3 minutes. The angel hair pasta only cooks for 5 minutes so I cooked the broccoli the same amount of time.
Bottom line, this is a really great recipe, very rich and creamy. The shrimp were fantastic in it and the broccoli let me fool myself that it was healthy-er than it really was! But heck, we all need a little creaminess once in awhile right?