Wednesday, June 10, 2015

6-10-15 Linguini w shrimp, asparagus in lemon butter sauce

6-10-15   Linguini w shrimp, asparagus in lemon butter sauce

This dish looks elegant, but is quite simple to prepare, requiring only a few ingredients

1.     Linguini
2.     Shrimp
3.     Asparagus
4.     Olive oil
5.     Lemon juice
6.     Butter
7.     Garlic
8.     Fresh dill
9.     Red pepper flakes (optional)
10. Salt and pepper


I started by cooking the shrimp in olive oil and butter and setting it aside while washing and removing the tough ends of the asparagus.

In a large skillet slowly cook a thinly sliced clove of garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil and butter while the pasta is cooking.  Next, coat the asparagus and shrimp with olive oil and grill over medium-high heat, the asparagus – about 5 minutes, and the shrimp until they begin to brown.  Remove from the grill and keep warm.

Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet and mix well, adding some pasta water if needed.  Drizzle with olive oil and freh dill and serve with the shrimp and asparagus on the side and wedge of lemon.


These ingredients were meant to be used together, and linguini is the perfect pasta for this dish.

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