Asparagus & Shrimp Pasta

By mtlabor
May 7, 2010
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Author Notes: Definitely a nice spring-time meal. Ready in minutes!mtlabor

Serves: 3-4

  • 1 pound spaghetti noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, mined
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pound shrimp, deveined, shelled, and tails cut off
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook the spaghetti noodles according to package directions. I always like a good al dente boiling.
  2. While you're waiting for the noodles to cook, heat the olive oil in a large skillet under medium high heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about a minute or so. Add the asparagus and cook until it softened, about 3-5 minutes. Add in the shrimp and make sure you spread them out pretty good for even cooking. Cook until the shrimp are a nice pink, about 5-6 minutes (make sure you flip them once, in between).
  3. Drain the pasta, reserving about 1 cup of liquid. Add in pasta to asparagus and shrimp mixture and pasta liquid, if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve right away!

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