Shrimp and Asparagus with a Louisiana Twist Recipe -
Shrimp and Asparagus with a Louisiana Twist Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Shrimp and Asparagus with a Louisiana Twist

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"A twist on a recipe found on this site. Being from Louisiana where shrimp is plentiful and served often I really needed something new. Just found out how AWESOME and healthy asparagus is. Nice to have leftovers. If you want more shrimp, add more; I find the veggies fill the space, making it healthier."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt butter with olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir asparagus, red bell pepper, shallots, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes, and oregano in the butter mixture until the pepper is softened, about 5 minutes. Add shrimp and continue cooking until the shrimp are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  3. Pour shrimp and vegetable mixture over the spaghetti and toss to mix. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the pasta mixture and season with salt and pepper.
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Mar 28, 2014

Abstaining from meat on Friday during Lent is supposed to be a bit of a sacrifice but this was a definite treat. I have made similar dishes before but the small addition of heat sets this one apart. I had to make a few small changes to use what I had on hand. I used red onion instead of shallots and dried basil and cut the oil and butter back to 2 tbs each. Thank you for sharing, Chitimacha!

Apr 30, 2014

I made this as directed and found it lacking in flavor. I tasted the distinct flavors of the veggies and shrimp. Tthe only change I made (after I made it as written) which made it 5 stars to me was add in some Cajun seasoning. I'm guessing I added in 1/2 or 3/4 of a teaspoon. I will probably make this again with my change. Thanks!


3 Ratings

Apr 10, 2014

This was great. I added a little more Parm because we are a cheese eating family.


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  • Calories
  • 430 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.3 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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