To make this dish a bit lighter, you can cut the amount of both oil and butter in half and then substitute about half a cup of white wine. Add the wine to the shrimp before adding the pasta.
Pasta with Shrimp and Broccoli
1 pound pasta (spaghetti or linguine)
1 large bunch of broccoli, chopped into bite size pieces
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 pound large or extra large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions. Add the broccoli for the last 3 to 4 minutes of cooking.
Meanwhile, heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When the butter is melted, add the garlic. Saute for one minute, then add the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
Transfer cooked pasta and broccoli to the skillet and heat through. Serve hot.