Seasoned with butter, dashi soy sauce, and garlic chili oil, this Japanese-style Pasta with Shrimp and Broccolini is an easy pasta dish everyone will love! It's incredibly flavorful and hearty. Ready in 15 minutes!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: broccolini, pasta, shrimp
Author: Namiko Chen
1Tbspkosher salt (Diamond Crystal; use half for table salt)(for boiling pasta)
3.5ozbroccolini(or asparagus or similar vegetables)
1Tbspextra-virgin olive oil
10shrimp(145 g, 5 oz; shelled and deveined)
kosher salt (Diamond Crystal; use half for table salt)
freshly ground black pepper
1-1 ½Tbspchili oil with crunchy garlic(Adjust to your spicy level; I used S&B Chili Oil with Crunchy Garlic; Sub: You can use any garlic chili oil of your choice, or use chili oil and add more fresh garlic)
2Tbspdashi Soy Sauce(I used Kamada Soy Sauce Dashi Shoyu; Sub: You can use just soy sauce. Or if you have dashi powder or dashi, you can mix with soy sauce - ¼ tsp dashi powder + ½ Tbsp water/mirin + 1 ½ Tbsp soy sauce.)
Start boiling 4 quarts (16 cups, 3.8 L) water in a large pot (I used a 4.5 QT Dutch oven). Once boiling, add salt and spaghetti.
Stir to make sure spaghetti doesn’t stick to each other. Tip: I usually reduce the cooking time by 1 minute if I have to continue cooking the pasta afterward. Drain if you finish cooking the spaghetti first, but you should be able to cook the rest of the ingredients in 10 minutes while spaghetti is being cooked.
To Prepare Ingredients
While cooking pasta, we prepare ingredients. Cut and discard the ends of broccolini and cut it in half (or 2-inch pieces).
Peel the garlic clove and thinly slice it.
To Cook the Ingredients & Spaghetti in the Pan
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Once the pan is warm, add the shrimp.
Season the shrimp with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Cook both sides of the shrimp until they are almost cooked through and transfer them to a plate.
In the same frying pan over medium heat, add the sliced garlic and butter.
While the butter is melting, add the broccolini.
Season the broccolini with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Stir and cook until the broccolini stem is tender. Add the shrimp back into the pan.
Add 1-1.5 Tbsp chili oil.
Stir and toss the ingredients to coat with the seasoning. Add the cooked spaghetti to the pan (I use a pair of tongs to pick up the spaghetti from the pot and add directly).
Mix the spaghetti, broccolini, shrimp, and seasoning well together.
Lastly, add 2 Tbsp dashi soy sauce and mix it all together.