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lemon-dill shrimp and pasta

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Belinda Hughes
Cottage Grove, OR

There are several variations of this recipe. You can use fettuccine in place of the penne. I have also seen fresh spinach in place of asparagus. I prefer asparagus instead of spinach as it tends to wilt so fast. I love anything with dill and fresh lemon!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Light and tangy, this pasta dish has tons of flavor. The shrimp and asparagus absorb the flavor from the garlic they're sauteed in. Once cooked, they're tossed with pasta and a sauce filled with lemon and dill. The dill makes this lighter meal refreshing. Quick and easy to make, enjoy this hot or cold. Both are equally delicious.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For lemon-dill shrimp and pasta

  • 12 oz
    frozen peeled and deveined medium shrimp, thawed
  • 1
  • 8 oz
    dried penne pasta or fettuccine
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 clove
    garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    dill, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1 sm
    bunch fresh asparagus, cut into 2 " pieces

How To Make lemon-dill shrimp and pasta

  • Drying rinsed shrimp.
    Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels.
  • Zesting lemon peel.
    Finely shred 1 tsp of lemon peel; set aside.
  • Juicing a lemon.
    Juice the lemon over a bowl; set aside the juice.
  • Boiling pasta.
    Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Garlic and oil in a saute pan.
    In a 12 in. skillet heat olive oil over low-medium heat. Cook garlic in the oil for 1 min.
  • Shrimp and asparagus added to the pan.
    Add shrimp and asparagus.
  • Cooking until shrimp and asparagus are done.
    Cook for 7 to 8 minutes, turning frequently until the shrimp are opaque and the asparagus is tender.
  • Drained, cooked pasta added to the pan.
    Now add your drained and cooked pasta. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for just a minute or two.
  • Mixture poured into a large bowl with lemon and dill.
    Pour into a large mixing bowl and stir in your Italian seasonings, dill, lemon juice, and lemon peel. Season to taste with salt and pepper.