Recipe Summary

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 6 servings

Ratings & Reviews

User rating: rating
Rated by 10 visitors

This recipe is...

lower in fat
lower in fat

Meet Pete

Sign up for FoodFit's FREE newsletters

Get healthy recipes, nutrition information and fitness tips!

privacy policy Submit
Lemon-Pepper Fettuccine with Asparagus and Shrimp
This recipe serves: 6  
1 pound asparagus, cut into 2-inch lengths
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
30 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
1 pound fettuccine
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
zest of 2 lemons, finely grated
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Instructions
1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, drop in the asparagus and cook until al dente. Remove the asparagus with a colander or slotted spoon and plunge it into a bowl of ice water.

2. Bring the water back to a boil, drop in the fettuccine and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.

3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp and garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute. Add the asparagus and cook until the shrimp are cooked through and the asparagus is warmed, about 2 minutes more.

4. Return the pasta to the pot and toss it with 1/2 of the Parmesan, 1/2 of the parsley, lemon zest, remaining olive oil and reserved cooking liquid. Season with salt and a generous sprinkling of coarsely ground fresh pepper.

5. Divide the pasta among 6 warm bowls. Arrange the shrimp and asparagus on top and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve immmediately.

Serving Size: 5 shrimp with pasta

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 6
Per Serving
Calories 338 Carbohydrate 48 g
Fat 9 g Fiber 3 g
Protein 17 g Saturated Fat 2 g
Sodium 102 mg    


This recipe can be personalized for your nutritional needs when you join the FoodFit Plan -- our healthy lifestyle program for lasting weight-loss.

FoodFit is a part of HealthCentral
© 1999- The HealthCentral Network, Inc., Copyright All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use