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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7 Responses to “Overnight French Toast”

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    Jennifer — January 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    YUM this looks SOOOO good!

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    oneordinaryday — January 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I love overnight breakfasts for holidays especially. This looks yummy.

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    Jeanette — January 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I love stuff like this for brunches! This looks incredible.

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    stephchows — January 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    simply put: delicious!

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    Daily — January 15, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    oh I am salivating at the sight of your pictures. They look SO good!

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    nutmegnanny — January 18, 2010 at 12:17 am

    I have a whole loaf of challah bread sitting in my kitchen….now I know what to make with it 🙂

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    Jelli Bean — January 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Sounds good to me! Loving this idea and hoping to make bread today, which in turn could be breakfast tomorrow.

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