The sauce is reminiscent of a arrabbiata sauce with just enough "punch" not to overwhelm the shrimp. My husband loved it! - and I did as well. We will have it often, alone or with guests. I used rigatoni. Since the shrimp I had was cocktail size (not medium) and it was recommended to cook no longer than 2-3 minutes, I added it at the last step.
Shrimp, Asparagus, and Penne Pasta
PghPatty Posted: 03/02/09
berquist9 Posted: 06/12/09
Quick, easy and tasted great! I used 7 grain fusilli instead of penne and a little white wine to deglaze the pan before adding the tomatoes. My husband and brother loved it and a bottle of aged Shiraz went well with it.
Auntycon1 Posted: 06/05/09
I also make this even easier. All the same ingredients except the sauce. I use Shrimp Scampi sauce I buy in the fish dept at my local store. Very good and already has the garlic and spices. Try it this way too.
hdharding Posted: 06/08/09
I made the recipe according to the directions. I ended up adding more red pepper and some garlic salt. I would probably add some fresh herbs next time to give it more flavor. My Fiance like it and asked me to make it again also. I do like that it is simple, quick, and very light in calories.
jstwil Posted: 06/06/09
Good, not great. I will make it again, but next time will add more garlic and crushed pepper. I made it for company and everyone claimed to like it, but I was a bit disappointed. That said, the kids ate it well ... with more pepper, they might not, but it would be more flavorful for sure.
samj142 Posted: 06/12/09
This was super easy and so full of flavor! I made it for company and it has a beautiful presentation! It's a keeper!
ecip729 Posted: 06/16/09
I liked it.....but I wanted to LOVE it. I was hoping for a "keeper".....but it fell short.
laebrown Posted: 06/06/09
Light but filling, inSANEly quick to make, very easy, and I had all ingredients except for the asparagus on hand. The parmesan adds a create comfort foody touch, do not leave that out. Didn't change anything, it was absolutely perfect and healthy. Will make again for sure! :D Bon appetit!
Jenessa Posted: 06/07/09
Because I had many ingredients that I needed to use up, I used this recipe as a guide instead of following it exactly. I used cubed chicken instead of shrimp, and sliced mushrooms and zucchini instead of the asparagus. Because I needed to use up 3 tomaotes that I had in the freezer, I diced them up and then added a small can of tomatoe sauce. I used 4 cloves garlic, 1 jalapeno, and doubled the amount of other spices, since I didn't use prepared canned tomatoes. The result was great! It was spicy and flavorfull, just as I love, and eating it with homemade bread was a winner. This recipe is simple, yet extremely satisfying!! A great meal for a weeknight or for guests.
suzyhomemaker Posted: 05/03/09
So fast and delicious. We all enjoyed it. I also added a half yellow pepper, diced and a fresh plum tomato, diced for more vegetable.
MarianSchiff Posted: 08/07/09
I used more pasta, parmesan, and onion than the recipe called for. Also I added some fresh basil & oregano, and drained the tomatoes. It was delicious
sahand Posted: 09/17/10
I added mushrooms to the recipe and used more oregano and cooked the whole dish more than what it said. The food came out pretty good! I will sure cook it again when I have guests!
ahbird Posted: 12/05/10
I really like the recipe. Very easy. I didn't have canned tomatoes, so I just used tomato sauce. I also used squash and zucchini instead of asparagus.