Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Broccoli

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming

ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH SHRIMP & BROCCOLI

8 1/4-inch medium shrimp
3 large garlic cloves
1/2 tsp. salt and pepper
6 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons butter
1 bunch of broccoli, cut up
8 oz. whole wheat angel hair

Marinade:
Toss together: Shrimp, garlic, salt and pepper, 4 tablespoons olive oil. Marinate the shrimp for 3 hours in the refrigerator. After marinating, remove the garlic pieces. Add 3 tablespoons butter.

Pasta:
In a large saucepan, add broccoli and bring to a boil. Drain and return to saucepan; cover.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and butter. Add shrimp and saute, tossing often. Cook pasta. Drain and toss everything together. Serve.
Analysis:
Shrimp — sweet, goes to liver, boosts kidney yang.
Garlic- hot and pungent, anti-viral, anti-fungal, detoxifies meat and seafood, kills worms, removes stagnant blood and reduces abscesses.
Pepper- pungent, warm, warms the middle jiao, descends stomach qi, expels damp and cold
Salt- salty, cold, clears heat cools blood, eases bowel movements, nourishes kidney
Butter- sweet, neutral, supplements qi, nourishes blood, moistens dryness
Broccoli- sweet, slightly bitter, acrid, cool, nourishes liver blood, strengthens spleen, clears heat, promotes urination.
Whole Wheat- sweet, slightly cool, supplements qi, nourishes heart, calms shen, reduces thirst.