Do you know what I did? I burnt my food ON PURPOSE and it was good! Explore new flavors with this healthy Charred Broccoli Shrimp Pasta with Peanuts dish.
It’s Food ‘n Flix time again! In this monthly group a host picks a movie of their choice that pertains to food. Everyone watches the movie and then makes a recipe which the film inspired. It can be any recipe you want. This month’s film shows off the hunky Bradley Cooper trying to pull off a chef role in Burnt! So I kinda of went in my own direction with this one. I skipped all the movie dishes and made a purposely burnt recipe: Charred Broccoli Shrimp Pasta with Peanuts.
I saw the movie Burnt a few month ago already when it came out. Bradley Cooper plays chef Adam Jones who has managed to destroy his career with drugs and a diva attitude. Leaving the drug life behind, he heads off to London all cleaned up and takes over the kitchen of a top restaurant in hopes of being bestowed three Michelin stars.
This will sound terrible but I did not have the heart to see the film again. The food shots and food prep in the movie were great. But the film felt like it was just Holywood trying to make money by jumping on the foodie band wagon. The story was very predictable and they even had to add chasing drug dealers to the plot. Can’t it just be about the food?
OK, enough, I will not throw a conniption fit like Bradley below 😉 but I did burn my food!
The good news about this film is that the food will not disappoint. Lots of food porn scenes. All kinds of food, all kinds of recipes, all kinds of culures, and all kinds of restaurants. We have fast food, oyster bars, fancy shmancy restaurant dishes, healthy meals, killer cakes, comfort food dishes and differrent cooking techniques like sous-vide. If you really love the food in the movie you should check out the Official Burnt Movie Cookbook.
Honey I burnt dinner
I myself decide to go in a completely different direction. I decided to research recipes that are burnt or charred on purpose! There are plenty of burnt eggplant recipes. I can vouch first hand that these are awesome with this Burnt Eggplant Salad with Green Tahini Dressing, a hands-down hit at holiday pot-lucks parties. There was also this gorgeous charred lemon shallot chutney recipe, loads of burnt butter spreads, and burnt caramel custards.
I finally settled on a Charred Broccoli Shrimp Pasta with Peanuts dish. Cakes and sweets have graced my table, mouth and blog too much as of late so how about a little green instead! This healthy and flavor packed meal was inspired by this recipe and this one over here. Thank you to Food ‘n Flix, and to Caroline from Caroline Makes for hosting this month!
Charred Broccoli Shrimp Pasta with Peanuts
- 1 broccoli
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
- 1 pound shrimp
- 2 garlic cloves chopped
- 1/4 cup roasted peanuts coarsely chopped
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon miso diluted in 2 tablespoon hot water
- 4 scallions thinly sliced
- pasta for 4 cooked
- Preheat the oven to 450°F. Slice the stems of the broccoli diagonaly, about 1/4 inch thick. Toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper. Transfer to a baking sheet and roast for 15–20 minutes, or until the stems are brown around edges. Add vinegar to the stems and toss well.
- Meanwhile heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high. Place the shrimp, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 chopped garlic clove, salt and pepper in a bowl and stir to combine. Add shrimp to skillet and cook until just done, then set aside in a bowl.
- In the same skillet, add the finely chopped broccoli florets seasoned with salt and pepper. Cook until very green and lightly charred in spots for 5-10 minutes, stirring often. Bring the heat down to low and stir in 1 chopped garlic clove, the peanuts and honey.
- When the nuts are golden brown stir in the diltued miso, shrimp and roasted stems. Serve over a plate of pasta and top with scallions.
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I love the way you think! This is so out of the box, and looks amazing.
Thanks Kimberly, out of the burned box ha ha.
I LOVE burnt food!!!:) Broccoli is one of those foods that just taste so much better with a bit of char. Great idea for a salad and it’s so pretty, even with the bit of char! Gotta make this!
Thanks for your comments on the movie. Had it on my list to watch, but I think I’ll be scratching if off the list. I much prefer watch the series on Netfliz “Chef Table”. Check it out if you haven’t seen it.
Thanks Mj, and yes I am not surprised you do…just like charring chiles…so good 🙂 And glad I spared you the 1h30min of your life if you see the movie. But the food in it is awesome.
Love roasted broccoli. This dish sounds like something I would love. Thanks Evelyne.
Thanks Wendy, I was quite happy with this experiment 🙂
I am trying to come up with healthier meals (believe it or not) and I love this dish. Roasted broccoli is a favorite here!!!!
Thanks Debra and I get the struggle for healthier meals lol.
How much miso?
oops 1/4 teaspoon diluted in 2 tablespoon hot water, or more to taste
That is my kind of salad. So tempted!
Thanks hope you can try soon 🙂
I saw that movie on a plane and I enjoyed it. This looks good.
Thanks Holly and glad you enjoyed the flick!
I love dishes like this, simple rustic and flavorful.Though I must say I am a huge fan of charred veggies and meats, love the smoky burnt smell if it’s done right! Great writing , love your sense of humor!
Ha ha thank you (hope that made you laugh to) and yes a little burnt is good. I do prefer it on meats a bit, so yummy 🙂
Interesting recipe, and looks appetizing with it’s rustic look. I haven’t tried charred broccoli, as it’s unconventional cooking for me and I’m thankful for you post as now I know it’s possible and works. 🙂
Thanks Eloise hope you try it. It is really about the broccoli stems in the oven and florets in the pan 🙂
I love the inspiration! And I love charred veggies.
Thanks Elizabeth,a little charring is great 🙂
Mmmm, charred. I love charred anything. Well, anything that was charred on purpose, I suppose! This looks terrific — SO good. Thanks!
Very good pint John, charred on purpose only .. or someties a good accident lol!
I can see this being tasty. I enjoy roasted broccoli, looks like you just take the roasting a bit further. Interesting concept for a blog event, too!
Thanks David and that is right, roast a little longer but I only tried with the stems. Well hope you might join us for food n flix in the future 🙂
Evelyne, I absolutely love the idea of charred broccoli…isn’t amazing how charred food brings a special touch? This pasta looks delicious!
Hope you have a great week ahead 🙂
Thank you Juliana, funny indeed how a little burnt is great flavor lol. Have a great week too!
I haven’t seen this movie but have heard mixed reviews, which seems consistent with yours. Actually I’ve had a little cookbook with a selection of recipes from the movie sitting on my shelf for a while but haven’t tried them yet. Love this whole Food ‘n Flix thing – very cool.
Thanks Elissa. yeah i saw the cookbook online, seemed really fancy and nice. Hopefully better then the movie 😉 You should join us for Food ‘n Flix 🙂
I love this pasta, I never had done anything like this but I am sure this will be really delicious
Thansk Raymund, it was really good and unusual, like Asian inspired but on regular pasta.
I love charred food but I have read charred is not healthy! I once buent one chicken dish and surprisingly it tasted like BBQ. This dish does look tasty with the charrrd broccoli!
Great reflection Sahar, and yes burnt food is technically a carcinogenic but you would need to ingest vast quantities on a regular basis for it to affect you. We encounter foods and smells every day that have the same effet.
This sounds like a great midweek meal; really like the sound of the peanuts in it too.
Yes totally great for a lunch of midweek meal. And I would ad MORE peanuts personally 😉
It’s funny but whenever I see ‘charred’ on a menu it never really occurs to me that it is actually burnt! This looks like a really tasty dish – thanks for entering Food ‘n’ Flix.
I know it is an out there concept a bit but means the same lol. Thanks so much Caroline for hosting!
This looks so good, it is literally making my mouth water!!!
Thanks Gingi, Ws a really lovely dish, got to try charring more 🙂
I must try this concept of charring a vegetable. I’ve never heard of this movie Evelyne.
Well Tandy you can skip the movie I think personally lol, but fun to explore charring food a bit for sure!
I love the intense flavor that charring “just right” can bring out in a dish. My mouth watered the minute I saw your photo. Delicious inspiration this month!
Thank you Heather and yes charring can give a lot of taste but keep an eye on the cooking lol. It would be easy to go too far.
I love to roast broccoli a little bit over to get that charred look too. This looks so tasty!
Thanks Angie and so cool you do this too already!