Shrimp & Asparagus in a Garlic Cream Sauce

Shrimp & Asparagus in a Garlic Cream Sauce
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 384.3
  • Total Fat: 18.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 201.8 mg
  • Sodium: 551.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 23.8 g

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Incredibly savory yet very light. Incredibly savory yet very light.
Number of Servings: 6


    1lb pasta
    2c light cream
    2c 99% Fat Free Chicken broth
    1 bunch of asparagus cleaned and chopped
    1lb of raw shrimp with shells (
    5 large cloves of garlic


Peel Shrimp and save shells in separate bowl. season shrimp with salt and pepper. Melt 1 Tbsp of I Can't believe it's not butter LIGHT spread in a skillet. Boil water to cook pasta according to package instructions for al dente.

After butter melts grate 5 cloves of garlic into the butter. Cook Garlic until fragrant. Then add 2 cups of chicken broth to skillet and turn heat to high. Add shrimp shells to broth and reduce liquid by about 1/2. Once cooked down strain liquid and add the liquid to the pan and discard the shells.
Drain pasta when ready.
Add 2 cups of light cream to skillet and high over medium to medium high heat until it thickens about 7 minutes or so. Add shrimp & pasta to skillet. Reduce heat to medium to medium low. (You don't want to continue reducing the liquid or burn it.) Cook about 5 minutes until shrimp turn pink.
Meanwhile take cleaned and chopped asparagus and put in a microwave safe bowl with a little water. Microwave on high for 3 minutes until asparagus is tender. Drain and add asparagus to skillet. Stir and serve!

Serving Size: Feeds about 6 people

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OLIVERSMOM1130.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |