Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bow Tie Pasta with Shrimp and Asparagus


266. One of the easiest and delicious pasta dishes is my Pasta with Shrimp and Asparagus.
It's cheesy and creamy and everyone loves it.
I grate about a cup of Parmesan Cheese.
I bring a pot of water to a boil and add a pound of pasta. While the pasta is boiling, clean about 3 cups of shrimp and remove the shell, tails and vein. Set aside.
Next, I clean and cut a large bunch of fresh asparagus. Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter into a pan and add the asparagus. Salt lightly and saute till tender on medium heat.
When the pasta is just about done, I throw in my clean shrimp. They only take about 3 minutes to cook.
When the shrimp is pink and cooked, drain the pasta/shrimp.
Once the pasta/shrimp is fully drained, pour it back into the pot.
To the pot add 1/4 cup butter, 1 cup of heavy cream, salt and pepper, and 1 cup of grated parm cheese. Stir over medium heat till butter is melted and sauce thickens.
Plate the pasta and top with tender asparagus and a pinch of parm cheese.
It's the easy way to make alfredo sauce.

"Keep bees and grow asparagus, watch the tides and listen to the wind instead of the politicians..."
~Miriam Waddington

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