Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Basil

Some nights…I stayyyyy up, cashing in my baaaaad luck…

Nope, let’s try that again.

Some nights, you want something simple, easy, classic, healthy, fresh. With lean protein, veggies, and whole grains (assuming you can find the whole grain pasta, that is). That requires you to open a bottle of crisp white wine and totally justifies any midweek wine drinking. Here’s a recipe for those nights.

ANGEL HAIR WITH SHRIMP, ASPARAGUS, AND BASIL (slightly adapted from Recipe Girl)

15 stalks thin fresh asparagus
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3 medium Roma tomatoes, seeded & chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 tsp salt
12 ounces peeled & cooked shrimp
9 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked & drained
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil
freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, for topping

1. Trim and rinse asparagus. Remove asparagus tips and set them aside. Cut remaining stalks diagonally in one-inch pieces.
2. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium- heat. Add garlic and pepper and cook for about a minute, stirring constantly. Stir in tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add asparagus stalks (but not tips), white wine and salt, mixing well. Cook for 3 more minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in asparagus tips and shrimp and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add cooked pasta, tossing to mix. Stir in basil.
3. Serve warm or chilled, topping with Parmesan cheese.

Nice. Simple. Fuss-free. Plus, now you have wine!

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