UA Recipe Collection

Bow Tie Pasta with Asparagus and Shrimp


4 Servings
SourcePeg Greisberger, Main Library (2006)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time25 minutes


5 T
olive oil
2 clv
garlic, minced
1 lb
small cooked frozen shrimp
1 lb
fresh asparagus (trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces)
Salt and hot pepper flakes (to taste)
1 lb
dried bow-tie pasta
2 T
fresh Italian parsley, chopped
leaves fresh basil, shredded
2 T
freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Steam asparagus until crisp tender.

Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. In a sauté pan, heat olive oil. Sauté garlic until golden; add shrimp and sauté for 3 minutes. Add asparagus and seasoning. Add the pasta to the boiling water, following directions but leaving a little undercooked. Drain pasta and save 1/2 cup of water. Add drained pasta to sauce, then add reserved water, parsley and basil. Stir over flame for a few minutes. Remove from flame, add Parmesan cheese and stir. Serve immediately.