Asparagus 'n' Shrimp with Angel Hair Recipe
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Asparagus 'n' Shrimp with Angel Hair Recipe

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“We’ve all heard that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so when I plan a romantic dinner, this is one dish I like to serve,” says Shari Neff of Takoma Park, Maryland. “It’s easy on the budget and turns out perfectly for two.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 8 uncooked shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded tomato, peeled
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups equals 488 calories, 19 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 132 mg cholesterol, 584 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper flakes. In a large skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; stir-fry until pink, 2-3 minutes. Remove; keep warm.
  2. In same skillet, stir-fry the next five ingredients in remaining oil until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add wine and seasonings. Return shrimp to pan.
  3. Drain pasta; add to shrimp mixture and toss gently. Cook and stir until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus 'n' Shrimp with Angel Hair in Cooking for 2 Fall 2005, p10

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"Great recipe! I doubled it for the most part to get rid of everything. Followed as directed, except forgot the parmesan cheese and had to use some asparagus that I froze."

Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"Loved it! Had to double it wasn't enough."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"I love it and so has anyone I made it for.!"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"Very good, used leftover turkey in place of the shrimp - -Loved it!!! Doubled it, still didn't make very much"

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"I love this recipe, increased the amount of asparagus and shrimp, and cut the mushrooms into quarters rather than slices, also added zucchini and red peppers slices.

left out the tomatoes, had none, but will try
it the next time. I've made this several times and will keep making it, thanks for the recipe."

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