Basil-Lemon Shrimp Linguine
Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired.Advertisement
Cook pasta according to package directions in water with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, adding asparagus the last 3 minutes of cooking; drain and return to pan. Cover and keep warm.
Meanwhile, lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat; add garlic; cook and stir 15 seconds. Add pepper strips; cook and stir 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add shrimp, dried basil, if using, lemon peel, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and ground black pepper. Cook and stir for 3 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque. Remove from heat.
Add shrimp mixture to pasta mixture. Add snipped fresh basil, if using, the green onions, lemon juice and oil; toss gently to coat. Transfer to serving plates. If desired, garnish each serving with basil sprigs and/or lemon wedges.
3 lean protein, 2 starch, 1 fat, 1 vegetable