Saturday, May 23, 2009

Grilled Shrimp And Asparagus Over Linguine Alfredo... Quick, Economical, And Healthy

Yesterday I played golf and didn't get home until after 5:00 PM, so I had to come up with a quick, easy dinner. Luckily, I had some fresh linguine, some shrimp and some Alfredo Sauce in the freezer. I also had a small bunch of asparagus in the fridge, so I knew what I had to do.

While the coals were heating up outside in the chimney, I thawed the shrimp and the Alfredo sauce, then started the pan of water for the linguine.

Next, I skewered the shrimps and the asparagus, brushing them with olive oil and sprinkling salt & pepper about. When they were almost done, I began heating the frozen Alfredo sauce in the microwave and threw the linguine into the pot of boiling water.

By the time the shrimp and asparagus were done, the pasta and Alfredo were ready as well. After draining the pasta, I returned it to the pan and poured the Alfredo sauce over the pasta. I then added the asparagus and topped with the shrimp.

Total prep time: 30 minutes Total cooking time: 15 minutes

Easy peasy. A quick, economical, and healthy dinner for two.