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Shrimp Pasta Primavera Recipe

Shrimp Pasta Primavera Recipe

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So when I invite that special guy to dinner, I like to prepare something equally special. This well-seasoned pasta dish has lots of flavor...and it won't hurt your budget! -Shari Neff Silver Spring, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 8 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 small plum tomato, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon each minced fresh basil, oregano, thyme and parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shrimp and asparagus in oil for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the mushrooms, broth, tomato, salt and pepper flakes; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
  • 2. Drain pasta. Add the pasta and seasoning to skillet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 581 calories, 32g fat (6g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

Reviews for Shrimp Pasta Primavera

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 250604
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2016

"My husband thought this was good but I only thought it was so-so. Maybe it was because I used dry spices instead of fresh (I did the conversion and it was still way too much), or maybe because it was just a bit too oily (even though I cut back on it), or maybe it was because I used low fat, low sodium chicken broth. The amount of shrimp and asparagus seemed good but I found it needed more tomatoes. I may double that next time. It had a good overall flavor but lacked something. Next time I'm going to either do half oil, half butter, or just do all butter. I think that will give it a nice taste. Maybe even add in some lemon juice. Not sure what to do about the herbs though... I never have fresh on hand and would hate to buy some just for this dish alone. I'd try this again."

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Wendywe User ID: 8284351 227589
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"Loved this."

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Muffie1984 User ID: 7858400 224905
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"Excellent! As good as my shrimp scampi recipe I've been making for years!"

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Frenchmen User ID: 6182049 223846
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2015

"followed it as stated came out perfecto"

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cindihartline User ID: 6608007 220449
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"A lot of flavor in this dish, and absolutely delicious."

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Sleo1056 User ID: 7759377 216619
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"It is so delicious and I change it up all the time. I add green and red peppers always. Only a small amount of the oregano and less of crushed pepper. Last night I used scallops instead of shrimp and broccoli instead of asparagus and added squash too it was just as delicious! I have made it with just vegetables. Always use the chicken broth and spices and it will be delicious however you make it."

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ADM1229 User ID: 7314245 130258
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"Easy, fresh, and so yummy!"

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astarzynski@new.rr.com User ID: 3864962 205862
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"Easy quick recipe with great flavor. Loved it!"

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Gabbies User ID: 7759615 53509
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"This is a great recipe that is delicious and not difficult to prepare. The freshly chopped seasonings are a must as they really added that special flavoring to the dish. It was a huge hit and I will definitely be adding it to my favorite go to recipes."

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LeasaMace User ID: 7694880 51830
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"5 STARS!! This recipe was delicious. I will cut down on the olive oil next time. I have 9 adults who live in our home and everyone enjoyed this recipe. (Of course I multiplied the recipe to feed everyone....and have enough for lunch the next day) Thanks for sharing."

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loleyour User ID: 3869039 91227
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"I made this one hot summer day. This was a very easy stove top recipe. Everyone loved it!"

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Linnierae User ID: 6096332 56478
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"My husband and I LOVE this recipe!!! We use freshly shaved parm. cheese and oh my gosh it's the best!!! :) Try it with some salad and garlic bread and you are set!"

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witsend User ID: 2895219 57507
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"One of the best shrimp and pasta receipt I've done!"

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Laura.Farnell User ID: 3364390 56477
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"I doubled the recipe and used spinach (one 10 oz. bag for the double batch). I also used reduced sodium canned broth, but then felt like it needed more salt. I omitted thyme (b/c I wasn't growing any) and increased the other herbs. After comparing this recipe to a another similar recipe, I also used 8 cloves of garlic and will probably use more plus larger amounts of herbs next time. YUMMY!"

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kellyngman User ID: 1438266 205861
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"This is a great recipe. It's the one that my husband always requests. I often substitute other vegetables for asparagus. It all depends on what I have on hand."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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