Pasta With Lemon-Pesto, Shrimps and Asparagus

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Purdy Good Cook

Looking for a new way to spice up your pasta. This is an amazing recipe, that is quick and easy to make. It is a recipe that any of your guests will love, and they'll definitely be asking for the recipe. I use prawns in place of shrimps. Enjoy Recipe from Chatelaine magazine

Top Review by Chef Mayhem

This recipe was such a delight! Being a beginner cook, I found this recipe easy to follow. The lemon and pesto made the shrimp extremely tasty! Instead of 3 garlic cloves I used 1 and sliced the asparagus into little pieces about 1/2 inch and it turned out wonderful! The prep time took about 45 mins to 1 hour and the cooking about 15-20 mins. Altogether this meal was a hit for dinner!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Meanwhile, defrost shrimps and peel.
  3. Once defrosted, pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Snap and discard tough ends of asparagus, then slice asparagus in half diagonally. Add to boiling pasta water for last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain pasta and asparagus, then place in a large bowl.
  5. While pasta is cooking, finely grate 1 Tbsp peel from lemons and squeeze out about 1/2 Cup lemon juice. Melt butter in large frying pan over med-high heat. Add garlic and shrimps. Stir often until shrimps turn bright pink, about 3-4 minute, remove from heat. Stir in pesto, lemon juice, and peel, then turn over pasta until evenly mixed.
  6. Serve in pasta bowl and enjoy.

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