Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta

By: Meghan McGarry

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    4 Servings

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8 ounces angel hair pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound (bunch) asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined
2 shallots, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, optional
1/2 cup white wine
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 lemon, zested


  1. Bring a Farberware 5 Qt. Dutch Oven of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the angel hair pasta according to the directions on the box until al dente. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a Farberware 10" Skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil plus 1 tablespoon of butter to skillet. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes on the first side, flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add shallots, garlic, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper to skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add white wine and lemon juice, bring to a boil and reduce by half.
  5. Add pasta, remaining tablespoon of butter, 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water, asparagus, shrimp, lemon zest, 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley, and toss to coat. Add remaining 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water if needed and season to taste. Garnish with remaining parsley.