Prep: 25 min., Cook: 25 min. Try substituting yellow, green, or orange bell peppers for the red in this 30-minute recipe. They're cheaper in the height of summer.


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Makes 4 servings


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  • Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Cook in boiling water for 30 seconds. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain and set aside.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  • Sauté asparagus, shrimp, bell pepper, and, if desired, dried crushed red pepper flakes in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until shrimp are cooked and vegetables are tender. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in half-and-half and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.

  • Cook angel hair in boiling water according to package directions; drain and return to pot. Add shrimp mixture, lemon rind, and lemon juice to hot pasta; toss. Transfer to a serving platter; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Serve immediately.