Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
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!
- 1/2 lb spaghetti
- 1 lb asparagus trimmed and cut into 2" pieces
- 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)
- 1 1/4 tsp Sea Salt divided, plus more for cooking pasta
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper ground, or to taste
- 1/4 cup fresh 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
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.
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.
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.
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.