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Linguine with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Basil

Linguine with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Basil


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chopped red jalapeño chiles
  • 12 uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails intact
  • 12 slender asparagus, trimmed, cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups (packed) fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, plus additional for garnish

Recipe Preparation

  • Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and jalapeño; sauté 1 minute. Add wine and butter; boil 2 minutes. Add shrimp, asparagus, and lemon juice. Toss until asparagus is just tender and shrimp are just opaque in center, about 3 minutes.

  • Drain pasta and add to skillet; add 2 cups sliced basil leaves and toss until basil wilts and sauce coats pasta, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Divide pasta between 2 plates. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and lemon wedges and serve.

Recipe by Bill Granger of BILLS in Sydney Australia,Reviews Section

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