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Shrimp & Asparagus Penne Alfredo Recipe

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This recipe for Shrimp & Asparagus Penne Alfredo, by , is from The Holston Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Stephanie Davis
Added: Saturday, October 25, 2008


1/2 pound asparagus spear, cut in 2" pieces
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp. olive oil
1 qt. heavy cream
1 pound shrimp
1/4 pound Parmesan cheese, grated
1 pinch nutmeg, to taste
1 pinch white pepper, ground, to taste
1 pinch salt -- to taste
1 lb. penne pasta, cooked and drained

1. Blanch the asparagus in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and chill in cold water.
2. In a large saute pan, saute the garlic in the olive oil until aroma develops.
3. Add the heavy cream and reduce to about 2 1/2 cups.
4. Add the shrimp and allow them to cook through {about 3 minutes}.
5. Add the blanched asparagus to the pan and allow to heat through.
6. Add the Parmesan cheese and a pinch of nutmeg and pepper to the pan. Stir to melt the cheese.
7. Toss the pasta with the sauce.
8. Season to taste with nutmeg, pepper and nutmeg.
9. Serve hot with additional grated Parmesan cheese on the side.




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