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garlic shrimp asparagus pasta

Garlic Spicy Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta

Spicy garlic shrimp and asparagus pasta.  I use short pasta, called Trofie.  Trofie are little short twists of pasta, that are usually handmade. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 462kcal
Author Julia


Ingredients for asparagus pasta:

  • 8 oz cooked pasta (I used short pasta, such as trofie pasta)
  • ¼ salt and more
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ pound asparagus
  • 4 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 5 green onions , chopped
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese shredded

Ingredients for garlic spicy shrimp:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp unpeeled
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sage
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon basil
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 garlic cloves minced


Prepare pasta:

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. I used trofie pasta, which is short pasta twists. Any short pasta can be used.
  • Saute chopped garlic and chopped green onions on low heat in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, for 10 minutes.
  • Trim asparagus ends; cut each asparagus sprig in half and cook asparagus for 7 minutes on high heat in large pan in 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Add hot cooked pasta to hot garlic and green onions mixture, add romano or parmesan cheese, mix until cheese melts. Add asparagus to pasta and mix well.

Prepare shrimp:

  • Rinse and dry the shrimp still in shells.
  • Mix salt, pepper, sage, paprika, basil, and chili powder in a medium size bowl. Add shrimp in shells and minced garlic to the bowl with spices and mix and toss to coat shrimp with spices.
  • Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan on high heat. Add shrimp, coated with spices and minced garlic, and cook about 3 minutes on each side, until shrimp becomes red in color on each side. Remove pan from heat.
  • Place small amount of asparagus pasta in the center of each serving plate, surround pasta with shrimp as shown on photos.


Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 294mg | Sodium: 1234mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 4.8mg