Angel Hair with Shrimp and Asparagus


Angel hair with shrimp and asparagus is a quick and easy pasta dish made from fresh tomatoes and asparagus in a light tomato broth.

Angel hair with shrimp and asparagus
Angel hair with shrimp and asparagus

This simple weekday pasta dish is light and tasty! I love pasta and often long for it. To keep it light, I load it up with lean protein like shrimp and lots of veggies! Another popular shrimp and pasta dish is this Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli Orzo.

Helpful tips:

  • I usually use every wine I drink. Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc are all good choices. You can also leave out and use more broth.
  • I like adding crushed red pepper flakes to heat it up a bit, but I would leave this out for the kids.
  • Buy shrimp that are still frozen and thaw as needed. Most shrimp arrive in frozen stores so you can buy them frozen too and thaw them as needed so they are as fresh as possible.
  • To thaw frozen prawns, put the prawns in the refrigerator the night before or run them under cold water to thaw them faster.

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Angel hair with shrimp and asparagus

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 20th min

Total time: 30th min

Angel hair with shrimp and asparagus is a quick and easy pasta dish made from fresh tomatoes and asparagus in a light tomato broth.

  • 1 a bunch of asparagus, hard ends removed, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6-8 ripe plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Cloves garlic, thinly cut
  • 16 oz large shrimp, peeled and veined
  • 1/2 Cup chicken soup
  • 2 oz White wine
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper, taste
  • 1/2 TL herbs of Provence, or you can use your favorite herbs
  • 1/2 TL red pepper flakes, there is a little kick
  • 8th oz Angel hair pasta, Wheat or gluten free
  • Season the prawns with salt and pepper. Heat a large pan over high heat.

  • When the pan is hot, sprinkle with oil and add shrimp.

  • Cook the prawns for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until they are almost cooked through, and remove them from the pan. Put aside.

  • Reduce the heat of the pan to medium, add olive oil and garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until golden brown.

  • Add tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Let simmer for about 4 minutes.

  • Add white wine and broth and stir, cook for 1 minute, then add asparagus, salt, pepper and herbs.

  • Cover and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.

  • While the sauce is boiling, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta until al dente. When done, drain.

  • After the sauce has cooked for 10 minutes, put the prawns back in the sauce and finish cooking for about 1 minute (don’t cook too long, otherwise the prawns will become hard).

  • Add the noodles to the sauce and stir well.

  • Divide equally into 4 bowls and cover with a good grated cheese.

Portion: 11/2 cups, Calories: 378kcal, Carbohydrates: 52.1G, Protein: 32G, Fat: 6.8G, Fiber: 8.5G

Blue Smart Points: 8th

Green Smart Points: 8th

Purple Smart Points: 8th

Keywords: Angel hair pasta recipes, asparagus pasta recipe, shrimp and pasta

Child friendly

sent December 7, 2020 by Gina

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