Barilla® Protein+™ Angel Hair with Lemon Shrimp & Asparagus

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Angel Hair Pasta Recipe

This savory shrimp pasta dish merges delicate strands of Protein+™ Angel Hair pasta with lemony shrimp and crunchy asparagus to delight your senses. By using Protein+™, Barilla's multigrain pasta made with simple ingredients like flaxseed, barley, and oats, plus protein-rich chickpeas, lentils, and egg whites, you've given yourself a good source of lean protein at the same time. Red pepper and red pepper flakes give a little kick to an already-flavorful recipe.

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Ingredients for 4 people
  • 1/2 box Barilla® Protein+™ Angel Hair
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled deveined
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly grated
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  • Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil
  • Add asparagus; boil for 30 seconds
  • Drain; rinse under cold water and set aside
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add asparagus, shrimp, red pepper and red pepper flakes; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until shrimp is cooked and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally
  • Reduce heat to medium low
  • Stir in half-and-half and salt
  • Heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pot
  • Juice lemon to yield 2 tablespoons lemon juice and grate lemon peel to yield 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • Add shrimp mixture to hot pasta; toss
  • Add lemon juice and lemon zest; toss
  • Transfer to a serving platter; sprinkle with cheese and serve
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