This is very simple but overall I thought it turned out bland. I added lemon pepper to the shrimp and cooked it in oil and garlic instead of wine. My pesto was homemade but a week old. So I will probably make the pesto fresh next time for better flavor. I used fresh bell pepper instead of jarred peppers. I felt like I needed to season the dish after plating. I may try squeezing a lemon into it next time or add sauteed onion. I like the potential versatility of this dish. I did not yield 6 servings out of this. 4 at best if you are following the recipe quantities exactly. The serving size suggested is too large to yield 6 servings and if you adjusted it to yield the 6 servings we would have ended up with 3/4 C pasta and 4 shrimp each. Which is fine if you add a salad or something with this but generally a little too small for a full meal.
Change directions to kick it up a notch Instead of overcooking the shrimp sear them quickly over medium-high heat and remove from non-stick fry pan before proceeding with wine reduction. Make a stock out of the shrimp shells an onion and a couple of carrots bring to boil and simmer for about an hour then cook the noodles and asparagus in that. add a little stock to the pan when reducing the wine. This REALLY boosts the flavor.
I thought this was OK. It was missing something so I added a squeeze of lemon juice to it on the plate which improved the flavor greatly. I actually thought it was better as leftovers and enjoyed it for lunch for a couple of days. Pros: Easy Healthy Quick Cons: Somewhat bland
The only changes I made to the recipe were that I doubled the roasted pepper and added some garlic in with the shrimp. It was a bit bland and needed something so I finished it with a squeeze of lemon juice which helped tremendously. Also it was better for lunch the next day. Pros: Easy healthy quick Cons: A bit bland
Quick Fix My family and I enjoyed the dish so much that I made two batches of the pasta dish. However I substituted whole grain thin spaghetti for the linguine because my family doesn't like thick pasta. Next time I'm going to try the recipe substitution I saw and replace the roasted red peppers with sun dried tomatoes.
So tasty I made a few substitutions: I used snow peas in place of asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes in place of the roasted red peppers simply because I already had them on hand and wouldn't have to make a trip to the store. It still worked out fantastically and my family loved it! Will be making it again very soon! Pros: Ease
This has become one of my signature pasta recipes!! My family loves it - it has so many layers of flavor from the fresh pesto and the white wine. Give this one a try - healthy and easy to make. At the end of the summer when basil is readily available make up a couple batches of pesto and freeze it. That makes this recipe so much quicker and easier to make.
I'm not a big shrimp lover but this recipe was delicious. It wasn't drowning in pesto - just enough. The asparagus made it even better! My husband loved it and he's not easy to please. This is a real keeper! J. Principe NYC
Tonight I needed a recipe that I could prepare with things on hand...& this was it! The only substitution I made was sun dried tomatoes (not in oil) in place of the peppers. It was quick easy and very tasty. No one guessed this was put together in a pinch!