Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus (VIDEO Recipe)

Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus has a lemon garlic and herb sauce that packs so much fresh and amazing flavor. A 30 minute shrimp scampi pasta recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus… it really doesn’t get any better than this! The light lemon garlic and herb sauce packs so much fresh and amazing flavor.

This shrimp scampi pasta recipe is perfect for busy weeknights because it’s easy, comes together quickly (less than 30 minutes) and seriously tastes like fine dining, minus the big bill at the end of the night.

Watch the video recipe to see just how easy it is. You’ll make this shrimp scampi pasta again and again!

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Mmm… this shrimp scampi pasta is ridiculously tasty. Enjoy this my friends!

Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus has a lemon garlic and herb sauce that packs so much fresh and amazing flavor. A 30 minute shrimp scampi pasta recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Shrimp Scampi Pasta:

1/2 lb spaghetti (cooked with 1 Tbsp salt + 1 Tbsp olive oil)
1 lb (or 1 bundle) asparagus, rinsed
3 Tbsp butter, divided
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 1/2 Tbsp)
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined (16-20 or 21-25 count)
Sea Salt and Pepper
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 large or 2 small lemons)
1/3 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
Grated parmesan to serve

How to Make Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus:

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add 1 Tbsp salt and 1 Tbsp olive oil and cook pasta according to package instructions until aldente, or desired doneness (meanwhile, continue with recipe). Drain pasta, return to pot and cover to keep warm.

2. Trim asparagus to remove fibrous ends. The fastest way is by snapping off the ends and wherever they snap is where the fibrous part ends. You can also use a vegetable peeler to remove fibrous ends. Cut asparagus into thirds.

3. Place a large, deep pan over medium/high heat and add 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Add asparagus, season lightly with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper and cook uncovered for 5 minutes or until crisp tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus has a lemon garlic and herb sauce that packs so much fresh and amazing flavor. A 30 minute shrimp scampi pasta recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

4. In the same hot skillet, add 2 Tbsp oil and 2 Tbsp butter. Once the butter is melted, add minced garlic and sautee, stirring frequently for 1 minute. Add shrimp in a single layer and season with 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Saute until shrimp are pink and not translucent (about 2 minutes per side). Be careful not to overcook or shrimp will be tough.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus has a lemon garlic and herb sauce that packs so much fresh and amazing flavor. A 30 minute shrimp scampi pasta recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

5. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/3 cup chopped parsley, 1 Tbsp lemon zest and stir to combine. Turn off the heat and return pasta and asparagus to the pan. Toss everything to combine and serve with grated parmesan.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus has a lemon garlic and herb sauce that packs so much fresh and amazing flavor. A 30 minute shrimp scampi pasta recipe! | natashaskitchen.comShrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus has a lemon garlic and herb sauce that packs so much fresh and amazing flavor. A 30 minute shrimp scampi pasta recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus

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Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus has a lemon garlic and herb sauce that packs so much fresh and amazing flavor. A 30 minute shrimp scampi pasta recipe!
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $18-$20
Serving: 4 as a main course

Ingredients

  • ½ lb spaghetti
  • 1 lb (or 1 bundle) asparagus, rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 1½ Tbsp)
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined (16-20 or 21-25 count)
  • Sea Salt and Pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 large or 2 small lemons)
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
  • Grated parmesan to serve

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add 1 Tbsp salt and 1 Tbsp olive oil and cook pasta according to package instructions until aldente, or desired doneness (meanwhile, continue with recipe). Drain pasta, return to pot and cover to keep warm.
  2. Trim asparagus to remove fibrous ends. The fastest way is by snapping off the ends and wherever they snap is where the fibrous part ends. You can also use a vegetable peeler to remove fibrous ends. Cut asparagus into thirds.
  3. Place a large, deep pan over medium/high heat and add 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Add asparagus, season lightly with ¼ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp pepper and cook uncovered for 5 minutes or until crisp tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan.
  4. In the same hot skillet, add 2 Tbsp oil and 2 Tbsp butter. Once the butter is melted, add minced garlic and sautee, stirring frequently for 1 minute. Add shrimp in a single layer and season with 1 tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper. Saute until shrimp are pink and not translucent (about 2 minutes per side). Be careful not to overcook or shrimp will be tough.
  5. Add ¼ cup lemon juice, ⅓ cup chopped parsley, 1 Tbsp lemon zest and stir to combine. Turn off the heat and return pasta and asparagus to the pan. Toss everything to combine and serve with grated parmesan.

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Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus has a lemon garlic and herb sauce that packs so much fresh and amazing flavor. A 30 minute shrimp scampi pasta recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

This shrimp scampi pasta is so juicy and flavorful. Every noodle is coated with amazing fresh flavor. If you’re a pasta lover, be sure to check out all of our pasta recipes here!

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Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus has a lemon garlic and herb sauce that packs so much fresh and amazing flavor. A 30 minute shrimp scampi pasta recipe! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Janet Wold
    August 20, 2017

    Made this Friday night. It is delicious. We all had seconds Friday night and the leftovers for lunch on Saturday. My 19 year old son was licking his plate clean. This is a winner! Followed the directions exactly and watched the video several times. You can’t go wrong with such good directions. So easy. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 21, 2017

      Mary, I love your review 😍. I’m all smiles reading it 😁 Reply

  • susan
    August 19, 2017

    I’ll try this with exception of the Parmesan cheese. Cheese and seafood/fish are not a good combination (not just my opinion–ask Italians). The freshness of the fish/seafood is lost in the aged cheese. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 19, 2017

      Hi Susan, you can definitely omit it if you prefer since it is a topping and crucial to the recipe working or not. We have always enjoyed it and found that the flavors well together well. I hope you love the recipe! 🙂 Reply

  • Gerhard
    August 19, 2017

    Will be making this tonight cant wait to taste it!!! Looks delicious Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 19, 2017

      I know you’ll love it, it’s one of my most popular recipes! Please let me know what you think! Reply

  • Debbie
    August 15, 2017

    I made this last night for dinner and it was delicious! This is a new favorite. It was a nice light meal and yet very filling. Wonderful photos! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 15, 2017

      Thank you so much for that amazing review and compliment! It sure means alot to us 🙂 Reply

  • FRANY NAGY
    August 11, 2017

    HEY…..YOU DO TAKE TAILS OFF SHRIMP…CORRECT??..I ATE AT A PLACE AND TAILS WERE STILL ON….HMMMMM???. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 12, 2017

      Hi Frany, it is easier to eat if you take the tails off. I only leave the tails on for presentation but you can absolutely remove them before cooking so you don’t have to remove them while enjoying the pasta 🙂 Reply

  • Nancy
    July 30, 2017

    I am making ”tis tomorrow night, sounds delish Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 31, 2017

      It is so good! Please let me know what you think Nancy! Reply

  • Ann
    July 18, 2017

    Really enjoy this recipe it has become a regular favourite of ours. I have also tried it with either chilli flakes added for extra bite and also a splash of white wine for a sweeter flavour. Both are tasty. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 18, 2017

      Yum! That sounds good! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review Ann! Reply

    • Dianna Vieira
      August 17, 2017

      I am doing this to Pepper flakes splash white wine More for drinking Reply

  • Glenn Caldwell
    July 15, 2017

    I made this last night and it was delicious! Simple and quick. This is going in the recipe box. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 15, 2017

      My pleasure Glenn! I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your great review 🙂 Reply

  • July 13, 2017

    I wish you would include nutritional info in your recipes so I can plug them into my Weight Watcher recipe builder!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 13, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Debbie! Reply

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