Pasta & Shrimp in Broccoli Rabe Sauce

My daughter LOVES shrimp so I made this for her on Sunday for dinner.


1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 bunch Broccoli Rabe
12 oz Gemelli pasta (My daughter’s favorite!)
1 cup chicken stock (Preferably homemade!)
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice


1. Cook Broccoli Rabe in boiling water (I cooked it in the pasta water which was a pot of homemade chicken stock!) for about 6-8 minutes. Drain (I use one of those pots where you can lift out the colander and keep liquid in pot.) , reserving 1/4 cup of the stock. Set aside about half of the Rabe and cover to keep warm. In a food processor, puree remaining Rabe with the reserved cooking liquid till nearly smooth, but still slightly chunky.

2. Meanwhile, cook pasta till al dente. Add shrimp and remaining Rabe at the last minute. Drain.

3. In a saucepan stir together chicken stock, sour cream, flour, salt and pepper. Add Rabe puree and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Add sauce to pasta mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately. This dish does not require Parmesan cheese.