Hello my friends,
This is my latest favorite pasta dish!! Pasta with asparagus pesto and shrimps. This pesto will be on my table quite a few times in the coming weeks, it’s divine!!
Let’s see the recipe, Chef!
Pasta with Asparagus Pesto and Shrimps
- 400-500 g green asparagus
- 500 g shrimps
- 500 g pasta
- 2 garlic cloves
- 6 basil leaves
- 50 g grated parmesan
- 30 g pine pinions
- Olive oil
Cut the dry end of the asparagus.
Cut the asparagus in two, set the heads aside. Cut the rest in slices.
Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a sauce pan, stir fry the asparagus slice for 2-3 minutes. Add salt.
Add the grated garlic and 1/2 glass of water. Cook at low/medium heat for 15 minutes.
Boil a large volume of salted water and cook the pastas according to the instructions on the package.
Meanwhile, cut the asparagus in two again, keep the heads as they are, cut the other part in two lengthwise.
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a sauté pan and add the asparagus. Add salt and pepper. Cook at medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Set aside.
In the same sauté pan, stir fry the shrimps.
When your asparagus slices are cooked, place them in a bowl with the remaining juice.
Add the basil leaves, grated parmesan and pine pinions. Pour 3 tbsp olive oil and mix with your blender. Adjust seasoning of this asparagus pesto.
Drain the pastas, add pesto, shrimps and fried asparagus.