Recipe Summary

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

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This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in protein
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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