Elegant Penne with Asparagus and Shrimp

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This is a healthy, hearty, yet elegant recipe that is good enough for guests. It is also very easy and can be made with little notice. With low-carb pasta this can a good low-carb meal idea.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup penne pasta

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup onion, chopped

  • ½ cup white wine

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 10 spears asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 18 peeled and deveined large shrimp (21 to 25 per lb)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion, and cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the white wine, and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the red pepper flakes, butter, and asparagus; cook until the asparagus is just tender, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and lemon juice, continue cooking until the shrimp have turned pink and are no longer translucent in the center. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Toss the cooked penne pasta with the shrimp and asparagus mixture. Sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan cheese to garnish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

638 Calories
27g Fat
37g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 638
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 314mg 105%
Sodium 522mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 287mg 22%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 720mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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