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.