Linguine with Fresh Asparagus and sauteed Shrimp

Linguine with Fresh Asparagus and Sauteed Shrimp

  • 1 lb Linguine cooked al dente (serves 4-6)
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic chopped
  • 1 T White wine (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 T White Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus (blanched)
  • 2 fresh Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onions (sliced)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Crushed red chiles (to taste)
  • 1 T Canola oil
  • 1 T Butter
  • 1 lb Shrimp (peeled & de-veined)
  • 1 T Fresh oregano destemmed & chopped
  • 1 T Fresh basil chiffonade (thinly shredded)
  • 2 T shaved Asiago cheese ( shaved with a carrot peeler)
  • 1 Lemon

Prep for the pasta dish:

Step 1:
Cook the pasta to al dente (read package for directions). Stop the cooking process in cold water, drain, then toss with olive oil & set aside.

Step 2:
Cut bottom 1/3 of asparagus stalks off & discard.
In a pot of boiling water, blanch the asparagus for 1 minute, then shock the asparagus in cold water to stop the cooking. Drain, cut in half & set aside.

Step 3:
Shave the Asiago cheese, cut onions, chop the tomatoes, garlic & herbs, keep separate & set aside.

To make the dish, start with a 14 inch sautee pan over medium heat. Get the pan good & hot. Add olive oil & the garlic. Add red onions, shrimp, butter and crushed chiles. Add the noodles & stir. Deglaze the pan with white wine then add the stock. When the noodles begin to sizzle a bit, add the balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, asparagus & fresh herbs. Toss & stir. Do not overcook the pasta, the entire process will only take a few minutes. Place onto a platter & finish with the shaved Asiago cheese.