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Charred Green Onion Shrimp Pasta

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  • 1 bunch green onions (if small, use 2 bunches), root cut off (save to grow)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 ¼ TBSP olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon (about 2 TBSP)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ TBSP Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup unsalted chicken broth or stock
  • 1 lb medium, (31-40ct) peeled, deveined shrimp
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 12 oz desired pasta
  • Parmesan cheese, grated

Rub bunch of green onions with ¼ tbsp olive oil. On a grill or in a grill pan over medium high heat, grill whole bunch of green onions turning occasionally until charred in parts, about 10 minutes. Remove and let cool 5 minutes. Add charred onions garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a food processor. Pulse until chopped. Run adding remaining 1 TBSP olive oil 1 tsp at a time and process until fully incorporated and a thick paste* is formed. Set aside.

Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving ½ cup of pasta water before draining. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add chicken broth and Italian seasoning. Simmer 1 minute. Stir in charred green onion paste. Simmer additional minute. Add tomatoes and shrimp. Cook for 3 minutes. Add ½ cup of pasta water. Continue to cook for 1 minute, or until shrimp are pink. Stir in pasta. Remove from heat. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.


* Extra olive oil can be added to make a marinade for flank or skirt steak, chicken, or fish. Good served over coconut rice.