Shrimp Scampi & Asparagus Pasta

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Shrimp Scampi & Asparagus Pasta

Shrimp Scampi & Asparagus Pasta

A shrimp pasta that’s perfect for serving around the holidays. It’s herby, lemony, and spicy all in one. It’s loaded with lots of fresh asparagus and jumbo shrimp. And it’s kind of got that fancy flare to it which makes it the perfect holiday pasta dish.


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil 

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp; peeled and deveined 

  • salt and pepper 

  • 1 chopped shallot 

  • 1 chopped garlic clove

  • 1 pound asparagus; chopped into 1 inch pieces

  • red pepper flakes 

  • 4 tablespoons butter 

  • 1 lemon; juiced and zested 

  • 1/2 cup white wine 

  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme leaves 

  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano 

  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley 

  • 1 pound fettuccine or linguine 


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. When shimmering, add the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  2. To the same skillet, add the shallot and garlic. When the garlic sizzles, add the asparagus and more olive oil if needed. Sauté for a few minutes. Add the butter, red pepper, lemon juice, lemon zest, and wine. Bring to a boil. Add the thyme and oregano and simmer for a few minutes.

  3. Cook the pasta. Drain, saving 1 cup of cooking water. Add the pasta and shrimp to the skillet, tossing to combine. Add the parsley and cooking water as needed.


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