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Shrimp Pasta with Roasted Asparagus and Tomato Recipe

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  • Author: Mirna Pena
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x

Description

Spicy shrimp, oven-roasted asparagus, and tomato chunks with an olive oil, garlic, and lemon zest sauce. Sprinkle some shredded parmesan cheese on top for added flavor!


Ingredients

Scale

For the Veggies:

  • 1 asparagus bunch
  • 23 medium roma tomatoes
  • 1 lemon – zested

For the shrimp:

  • 1 lb raw shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder 
  •  1 teaspoon of onion powder
  •  1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper flakes
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Pasta & Sauce:

  • 250 Grams spaghetti noodles (about 1/2 a package)
  • ½ cup (or a whole head) of minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup olive oil good quality
  • ¾ cup reserved pasta water
  • Shredded parmesan cheese  for topping (optional)

Instructions

For the Veggies:

  1. Wash and prep all the veggies. Cut down the woody ends of the asparagus and dice your tomatoes into a medium to large dice.
  2. Sprinkle the zest of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper to the asparagus
  3. 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper to the tomatoes.
  4. Roast/bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit 
    • 15 minutes for the asparagus
    • 20-25 minutes for the tomatoes

 For the Shrimp:

  1. Season the shrimp with the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, pepper flakes, salt, and. pepper.
  2. To a frying pan on medium-low to medium heat, add about 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (or oil of choice).  Cook approximately 2 minutes per side or until pink all the way through.

For the Pasta & Sauce:

  1. Cook the spaghetti noodles according to the package instructions. Make sure to salt the water.
  2. In a separate pan, on low heat, add the olive oil and minced garlic. When it starts to bubble keep a close eye on it to make sure the garlic isn’t burning.
  3. Move or stir around every minute or so. After about 10 minutes add 3/4 cup of the pasta cooking water. Let that come back up to a simmer.
  4. Add your pasta to the garlic sauce. Toss to coat.

Putting it together:

  1. To your pasta add the asparagus, tomatoes, and shrimp. Toss to combine. turn off heat.
  2. Top it with a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese, totally optional.
  3. Plate and enjoy!

Notes

  • Shrimp tail on or off, it’s personal preference. Do what you like best! The rest of the shrimp shell should be removed if you are buying whole shrimp.
  • Start with raw shrimp. Buying pre-cooked shrimp will just over cook in the pan. You can do pre-cooked shrimp if you don’t plan on seasoning it and toss in at the end when combining all ingredients, just to warm up.
  • This could be made vegan by not adding the shrimp. The chunky tomatoes and crunchy asparagus do really well on their own with this pasta.