Shrimp and Asparagus in Dill Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is one of my favorite spring-time dishes. However, with the availability of frozen asparagus, it can be modified to enjoy year round. Editted to add: After receiving the first review of this recipe, I realized that I hadn't mentioned that we usually top this with fresh grated parmesan cheese. Yum! Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta and boil vigorously for the time recommended on the pasta package or until the pasta is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the tablespoon of oil and the butter in a medium skillet until the butter melts.
  4. Add the shallots and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the asparagus and cook until it loses its raw look, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add 1 cup of the pasta water, raise the heat to medium-high, and boil until the aspargus turns bright green, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the garlic, dill and shrimp.
  8. Remove from the heat and stir in the additional olive oil, salt and pepper.
  9. Drain the pasta and toss in a serving bowl with the shrimp and asparagus.


Most Helpful

Beautiful, delicate flavour. The parmesan adds a lot. I think the recipe could be further improved by pan-frying rather than boiling the garlic and shrimp. Will make again!

Soobeeoz June 23, 2005

We really enjoyed this dish. I liked the fact that the asparagus wasn't overcooked, just a little crunchy and delicious. The flavours of the garlic and onions were there, but not overwhelming, which was also nice. I think we just needed a "little something" to bump it up to 5-stars for us... maybe a little parmesan sprinkled on top or a touch of cream in the sauce?

Sackville May 01, 2004

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