Penne with Shrimp and Asparagus Recipe Video

Ready in minutes this sea food dish is truly one of a kind. Made with butter, garlic, and lemon juice, it's bold flavor will make it a standard weeknight dish in your house.


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group,


 Shrimp8 Ounce, peeled and deveined
 Gluten free penne4 Ounce
 Asparagus1 Bunch (100 gm)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), thinly sliced
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Butter1 Tablespoon
 Fresh lime juice2 Tablespoon
 Lemon peel1 Tablespoon
 Regular salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Green bell pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Red pepper flakes1⁄4 Teaspoon (optional) (Optional)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 234 Calories from Fat 75

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g13%

Saturated Fat 2.7 g13.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 94.2 mg

Sodium 331.8 mg13.8%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g9.9%

Sugars 2.2 g

Protein 16 g32.1%

Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 20.1%

Calcium 4.7% Iron 13.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Put a pot of salted water on to boil.
2. When the water comes to a boil add the penne and stir for about 30 seconds.
3. In a bowl, stir the shrimp together with the lemon zest, garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and set aside.
4. Rinse the asparagus. Remove and discard the bottom 1/3 of the stem.
5. Chop the remaining portion into 2 inch lengths to mirror the size of the penne.
6. When the pasta is 2 minutes shy of being done add in the asparagus to the same boiling water with the penne.
7. Drain paste and asparagus.

8. Heat a large nonstick sauté pan over a medium high heat.
9. Add in the marinated shrimp and sauté for two minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second side.
10. Turn off the heat so the shrimp doesn’t overcook.
11. Add in pasta and asparagus to the pan with the shrimp; turn the pan back on to a medium low heat.
12. Squeeze over the fresh lemon juice. Add in the butter and stir until the butter is melted.

13. Sprinkle red pepper flakes over Penne with Shrimp and Asparagus and serve hot!

If you’re not following a gluten free diet, you can use regular pasta.