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 “Way to nerd that up…”

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    Kristina — April 11, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Oh, if only there were a Trader Joes here *le sigh*
    This post made me lol (literally) because my husband’s in the process of getting an Aeronautical Engineering degree 🙂

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    CB — April 11, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    OMG! thats freaking hilarious! Must show my other nerd friends…

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    Erin — April 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Definitely showing “nerd” boyfriend this. He’ll probably run right over to Trader Joe’s after work. Great catch!

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    Sheltie Girl — April 13, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    This is too funny! I haven’t been to TJ’s in a while so I’ve missed the Avocado’s Magic Number. Great find and thanks for sharing!

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

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    Lemon Tartlet — April 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    That is so cute! No fair there’s no TJ here!

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    gaga — April 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Haha, that IS pretty darn nerdy. What a great find!

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    Yankee1969 — June 30, 2008 at 1:31 am

    My non-nerd g/f sent this to me to see if I’d understand the reference. I’m an EE, so I started laughing as soon as I saw the picture. 🙂 Luckily, I’m used to her odd looks when I start chuckling over something geeky like that. 🙂

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