Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta Recipe

This is a very good easy spring pasta recipe.

Fry a package of Pancetta until crisp. You could also use bacon.

Add a few tablespoons of butter to the grease left in the pan.

Add some salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

Add a bunch of asparagus which has been cut into 2 inch pieces. Saute' this over high heat until it starts to brown.

Remove it to a plate and set aside.

Add shrimp and plenty of diced garlic.

Then add the juice from half a lemon. Add 3/4 cup of white wine. Cook the shrimp tossing them around until they become opaque.

Boil a box of spaghetti in salted water until it is al dente.

Drain the pasta reserving about a cup of the pasta water and return it to the pot. Pour the shrimp with it's sauce over the pasta. Toss in the asparagus. Add some of the pasta water if it is too dry.

Serve with some crusty bread.

Sprinkle the top with some fresh basil. I forgot the photo with the basil on it. I always have leftovers of food that I make but not this time.


Pricilla said…
Mmmm, It screams Spring!
Suzie said…
Well shoot. . I just used my asparagus to make cream soup. .but fortunately, there is still lots of fresh to be gotten at the markets! This looks SO good, and I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy asparagus! Thanks!!
Anonymous said…
Like all Your food, this looks delicious :-) I´ll eat anything with asparagus and shrimps :-)

Have a great day now!
hey you...i got to get on ki's computer and come and visit some of my best friends...this looks great..

so happy to stop by, have i MISSED blogging...and YOU and Teddy !!!!

kary and teddy
Anonymous said…
i sure wish i had a dish of that on my table right now,, I've been go go going all day and that looks so darn good,,
We also posted an asparagus and shrimp pasta recipe on our blog recently, though ours is more Asian-seasoned. What is said about great minds...?

This sort of dish really is pretty much ideal spring cooking. Yours looks pretty excellent - hard to go wrong with pancetta - so we may give this recipe a try in the near future.
Mmmmmm that looks so good. Diane
Oh yum what time is dinner? Looks so very pretty on the plate too.
The finished plate does look like a splash of fresh spring. Great recipe!

Thank you!

xoxo to Teddy Red Fluffs
Mina said…
This looks like it came fresh from an upscale restaurant kitchen! Delicious!
~ Jayne ~ said…
Never paired shrimp & aspargus in a recipe before,but I am going too now : especially with some garden fresh basil! Thanx for the inspiration.