Shrimp, Asparagus & Pesto Fettuccine Recipe

Looking for an easy Shrimp, Asparagus & Pesto Fettuccine recipe? Learn how to make Shrimp, Asparagus & Pesto Fettuccine using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by alpinejunkie

Makes 6 servings



The spring flavors of asparagus and pesto combine beautifully with fettuccine and shrimp in a light and simple pasta dish that works for family or casual entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with a tomato-and-arugula salad tossed with Mustard-Balsamic Vinaigrette and fruit sorbet for dessert.

Recipe Ingredients for Shrimp, Asparagus & Pesto Fettuccine

8 ounces fettuccine ,whole-wheat
1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup roasted red peppers ,sliced jarred
1/4 cup pesto ,prepared
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound raw shrimp (21-25 per pound), peeled and deveined
1 cup dry white wine
1 Freshly ground pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Shrimp, Asparagus & Pesto Fettuccine

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook for 3 minutes less than the package directions. Add asparagus and continue cooking until the pasta and asparagus are just tender, about 3 minutes more. Reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water, drain the fettuccine and asparagus and return to the pot. Stir in peppers and pesto. Cover to keep warm.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 3 minutes. Add wine, increase heat to high and continue cooking until the shrimp are curled and the wine is reduced, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp to the pasta, toss to coat, and add the reserved cooking water. Season with pepper and serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 255.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
297
Calories from Fat
71
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.9g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
178mg
59%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
417mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
26.9g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
2.7g
Protein
23.1g
Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 54%
Calcium 8% Iron 32%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in iron
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Contains alcohol
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