One Pan Smoky Citrus Shrimp Pasta

This Week's Challenge: Citrus

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One Pan Smoky Citrus Shrimp Pasta

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It’s springtime, which means it’s time to infuse your food with the freshest flavors of spring, with a hint of summer heat. 

This dish is bursting with smoky umami flavor that plays beautifully with the sweetness and tang of oranges and lemons.

With some of the freshest spring veggies - like asparagus, cherry tomatoes and crisp red onion - this pasta dish is great served hot OR chilled as a pasta salad.

Served with a crusty slice of ciabatta for dipping in the leftover sauce, this dish will officially induct you into the warmth of spring.

Categories: Dinner , As Seen in Mimi , Lunch

Tags: Citrus , Shrimp , Liquid Smoke , Oranges , Lemons , Pasta

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One Pan Smoky Citrus Shrimp Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Makes 4-6 servings


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  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb asparagus, chopped
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 lemons, juiced and a few slices reserved
  • 2 oranges, juiced and a few slices reserved
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (optional)
  • 1 cup seafood stock (optional, reserve pasta water if not using)
  • 1 box mini pasta shells

Here's How:

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  1. Prepare the pasta according to the instructions on the box. Rinse and set aside when cooked al dente. Reserve one cup of the pasta water OR measure out one cup seafood stock.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil, tomatoes, onions, and garlic. Cook until the tomatoes have started to release their moisture, about five minutes, then add the asparagus and cook until it is tender and vibrant green.
  3. Add in the lemon juice, orange juice, liquid smoke and shrimp. Cook until the shrimp is pink and tender, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  4. Stir the cooked pasta into the shrimp and vegetables. Add the reserved water or seafood stock. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat and pour in the heavy cream. Stir well to combine.
  5. Stir in the sriracha, if using, for a hint of heat. Let the pasta simmer until the liquid has reduced, about five more minutes. Serve garnished with fresh lemon and orange, and alongside a piece of crusty bread with butter. Enjoy.

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