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Elegant Penne with Asparagus and Shrimp

Elegant Penne with Asparagus and Shrimp Recipe

Description

This is a healthy, hearty, yet elegant recipe that is good enough for guests. It is also very easy and can be made with little notice. With low-carb pasta this can a good low-carb meal idea.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 10 spears asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 18 eaches peeled and deveined large shrimp (21 to 25 per lb)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion, and cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the white wine, and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the red pepper flakes, butter, and asparagus; cook until the asparagus is just tender, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and lemon juice, continue cooking until the shrimp have turned pink and are no longer translucent in the center. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss the cooked penne pasta with the shrimp and asparagus mixture. Sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan cheese to garnish.

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Nutritional Information

Elegant Penne with Asparagus and Shrimp

Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 637.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 101 %
carbohydrates: 12 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 14 %
sugars:
fat: 42 %
saturated fat: 43 %
cholesterol: 105 %
vitamin a iu: 33 %
niacin equivalents: 141 %
vitamin b6: 27 %
vitamin c: 33 %
folate: 15 %
calcium: 29 %
iron: 45 %
magnesium: 41 %
potassium: 20 %
sodium: 21 %
thiamin: 19 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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