Grilled Asparagus & Shrimp with Pasta
Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry.Advertisement
Cook linguine in a large amount of boiling water 6 minutes. Drain, reserving 2/3 cup of the pasta cooking water. Keep warm.
Meanwhile, remove 1 tsp. zest and squeeze 1 Tbsp. juice from lemon. In a 10-inch skillet heat 1 Tbsp. of the oil over medium. Add onion; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add linguine, the reserved pasta cooking water and 1/4 tsp. of the pepper. Cook 4 minutes or just until pasta is tender and most of the water is absorbed, stirring frequently. Add lemon juice, 1/4 cup of the cheese, the broth and butter. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
In a medium bowl combine shrimp, the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil and 1/4 tsp. pepper and the garlic. Thread shrimp onto four 10-inch skewers (see Tips), leaving 1/4 inch between pieces. Coat asparagus with cooking spray.
Grill shrimp skewers and asparagus (place across the grates), covered, over medium 4 to 6 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and asparagus is crisp-tender, turning once.
Cut tips from asparagus; cut stalks into 1-inch pieces. Stir asparagus into linguine mixture; heat through. Serve topped with shrimp skewers, the remaining 1/4 cup cheese, lemon zest and mint.
Tips: If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes.
1 vegetable, 2 starch, 3 lean protein, 1 1/2 fat