Make pasta night exciting again. Here, hot red pepper flakes and garlic add punch, while the lemon and mint brighten the shrimp and vegetable mix.
Mince red pepper flakes, garlic, parsley, and mint together. Add to a large bowl. Stir in zest, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Toss in shrimp and allow to marinate for 5 minutes.
Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large sauté pan. When olive oil is hot, stir in shrimp and cook 2 minutes. Add broccoli or spinach and cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and keep warm.
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of cooking water; drain spaghetti. Add spaghetti and reserved cooking water to shrimp and vegetables in pan. Reheat quickly until everything is hot. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.
Recipe provided to Filippo Berio by Chef Mary Ann Esposito