Saturday, May 28, 2011

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!!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Like all Your food, this looks delicious :-) I´ll eat anything with asparagus and shrimps :-)

Have a great day now!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

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

laurie 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,,

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

This looks divine ♥

Jeffrey and Juli said...

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.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmmm that looks so good. Diane

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh yum what time is dinner? Looks so very pretty on the plate too.

the wild magnolia said...

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.