Simple Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta

This is one of my favorite spring dishes! Asparagus is a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C and K. Shrimp is a great source of protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

 

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Simple Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta

Shrimp, Seafood, Spring, Asparagus, Pasta, Dinner, Quick & Easy, Mediterranean diet, Mediterranean
  • Author: claire
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

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  • Pound fresh shrimp
  • 1 Pound Asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2” pieces
  • 6 Plum tomatoes quartered or 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 4 Cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Pound penne pasta
  • 2 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon dried thyme or 1 T fresh
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil- chopped
  • Crumbled feta or parmesan
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Place tomatoes in a 13 x 9 glass container. Drizzle with 2 1/2 tsp olive oil. Place in oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until the tomatoes wrinkle and begin to turn brown.
  3. While tomatoes are in oven cook pasta & drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid.
  4. Place asparagus, shrimp, and garlic over tomatoes. Bake for 10 minutes until shrimp turn pink and asparagus is tender.
  5. Combine tomatoes, shrimp and asparagus with the pasta in a serving bowl. Add lemon juice, 1 T olive oil , thyme, basil, salt and pepper to taste. Add reserved pasta water to desired consistency. Top with feta cheese.

Keywords: Shrimp, Seafood, Spring, Asparagus, Pasta, Dinner, Quick & Easy, Mediterranean diet, Mediterranean

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