Shrimp Scampi with Mushrooms and Asparagus recipe

This week’s veggie is Asparagus! Another favorite of ours. I immediately thought of the Shrimp-Asparagus-Gnocchi dinner that we make on a regular basis. But I wanted to make something this week. I do love to just steam asparagus and serve as a side dish, but I wanted something more exciting than that. I looked through the recipes on Allrecipes.com for some inspiration. This was a great recipe that can be thrown together on a weeknight. The flavors and textures of the veggies and shrimp mixed quite well. The original recipe has cheese on top as well, but I wanted to lighten it up. With all that butter, the cheese isn’t needed anyways.

Shrimp Scampi with Mushrooms and Asparagus – loosely based on Allrecipes.com
whole wheat angel hair pasta
1 lb shrimp
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb asparagus, cut to 1″ pieces
mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 stick butter
Old Bay seasoning

Sprinkle Old Bay seasoning on shrimp. Set aside.

Prepare pasta al-dente. Drain well.

While water is boiling and pasta is cooking, heat olive oil and 3 cloves of garlic in a large saucepan. Add the asparagus and mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms begin to turn tender. Empty contents of pan into a large bowl and set aside.

Add remaining garlic, lemon juice, and butter to saucepan. Once butter starts to bubble, add shrimp to saucepan and cook until pink. Empty contents of pan into bowl with the veggies. Add the drained pasta and stir to combine.

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4 Responses to “Cous Cous Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries”

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    Cupcake Activist — November 18, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Is it weird that I’ve never tried cous cous? Your salad looks so good! I musy give it a try!

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    Erin — November 18, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I’m glad to hear you liked this! I am making it for a Thanksgiving potluck as well, and I literally cannot WAIT to make it again!

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    Josie — November 18, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    mmm this looks wonderful! I love those flavors and colors!

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    nutmegnanny — November 18, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I love cous cous. You can mix just about anything with it and it will turn out delicious. Great dish…yum!

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