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Author Notes: In our family we are big fans of Italian cusine and often prepare it at home. This past summer I created this dish using a homemade pesto I had prepared with the huge amounts of basil left over in our garden. You could switch the flavors of this dish up by using a number of pestos, for example I made a few differnet variations including almond, walnut and even sunflower seeds. Oddly enough I am not a huge fan of pine nuts so these options work great for me! —JennT1981
Makes: 10 bundles
asparagus spears, trimmed, ends peeled and cut in half
tiger shrimp, peeled and deveined
tablespoon fresh basil, minced
tablespoon lemon juice
dash fine sea salt
dash fresh cracked pepper
cups alfredo sauce
ounces fresh mozzarella
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and drizzle in olive oil.
- Add lasagna and cook until almost tender, or al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Drain and lay out flat to cool.
- In a medium bowl combine shrimp, basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss to coat evenly.
- Beginning at one end of lasagna, place two shrimp along with two asparagus spears and roll tightly into a bundle.
- Repeat until complete. Place with fold-side down into greased baking dish.
- In small bowl combine alfredo and pesto; mix well.
- Evenly coat bundles with sauce and top each with a slice of fresh mozzarella.
- Bake until shrimp is pink, asparagus is tender and cheese is bubbly, about 35 minutes.
- Broil the last couple minutes to slightly brown cheese.
- Let cool slightly before serving.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Asparagus Recipe
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Baked Pasta