Broccoli And Crayfish Pasta For Secret Recipe Club

Using seasonal produce and locally sourced shellfish, I made Broccoli And Crayfish Pasta for the Secret Recipe Club.

This month, my assigned blogger for The Secret Recipe Club was Sara from Cook with Sara. Sara loves to cook and eat and thankfully for us, share her recipes. I love her mom’s philosophy on cooking as it was the same philosophy my Gran had and my mom has. Sara uses every day ingredients which is perfect for me as I live in a small fishing village with very little access to anything exotic. Sara has an extensive list of recipes to choose from and I spent a long afternoon browsing her blog. I eventually turned to Sara’s list of favourites to choose a recipe to make. After much reading, I chose the pasta with garlic shrimp and broccoli, which I have adapted. We spend a lot of time crayfishing and I decided to use some crayfish instead of shrimp. Shrimp here are tiny little things as small as the tip of my pinky finger. Anything larger we call prawns. For this recipe even langoustine tails would do, so use what is available close to where you live.

what shellfish is caught where you live?

Broccoli And Crayfish Pasta
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Broccoli And Crayfish Pasta

Recipe Category: Italian
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 200 g pasta of your choice I used penne
  • 100 g broccoli florets cut into bite size pieces
  • 25 g butter
  • 25 g flour
  • 250 mls vegetable stock
  • 2.5 mls mls dried parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 15 mls olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1.25 mls dried red chilli
  • 2 courgettes sliced
  • 2 crayfish tails sliced


  • Place a large pot of water onto the boil for your pasta
  • When the water has boiled, salt the water generously and add the pasta
  • Add the broccoli for the last 2 minutes of cooking time
  • While the pasta water is heating start on the sauce
  • In a small saucepan, over a medium heat, melt the butter
  • Add the flour and stir for 1 minute to allow the flour to cook
  • Gradually add the stock while whisking
  • Add the parsley and season and leave to simmer and thicken, whisking occasionally
  • Once you have put the pasta in to cook, heat the oil in the largest frying pan you own
  • Add the garlic and the chilli and sauté until the garlic is soft
  • Add the courgettes and the crayfish and season
  • Drain the pasta and the broccoli and add to the frying pan
  • Add the sauce and mix in until the pasta is covered
  • Adjust the seasoning and serve

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