Shrimp Pasta Fresca

Blue Circle foods Shrimp Pasta Fresca recipe 2
Shrimp Pasta Fresca
A light, summery take on traditional Shrimp Alfredo, this Shrimp Pasta Fresca sneaks in a ton of veggies and super-clean protein, thanks to our sustainable raised Raw Pacific White Shrimp. You can sub in any veggies you like, which makes the recipe great for using up those fridge odds-and-ends. Just make sure everything is fresh and you’ve got yourself a quick, delicious and healthy dinner.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian

Ingredients  

  • 1 package Blue Circle Raw Shrimp thawed
  • 12 oz pasta mafalda or farfalle
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 zucchini halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 bunch asparagus cut into 2-inch pieces
  • freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp Italian parsley
  • Salt & freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Cook pasta per instructions on package. While pasta is cooking, heat 2 tsp olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add shrimp to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. Remove shrimp from skillet.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil to the skillet if dry. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add asparagus, peas, zucchini and tomatoes and cook till softened, 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add cooked pasta, lemon zest and butter to skillet. Cook 1-2 minutes until thoroughly combined. Turn off heat.
  • Add lemon juice and parsley to skillet. Stir to combine. Top finished pasta with grated Parmesan.

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