Could be a nice treat for a quick dinner.

Yield: 2 Servings


½ pound dry pasta such as ziti, penne, or shells
1 10-ounce box frozen asparagus (spears or pieces), or 2/3 pound fresh asparagus
1 clove garlic, minced, or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ pound cooked shrimp
Optional: 2 to 4 scallions, chopped; 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley; 2 teaspoons lemon juice; 2 to 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese.

1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
2. While the pasta is cooking, cut the asparagus spears into 1" pieces.
3. Put the asparagus, garlic, (scallions), and water in a large nonstick skillet. Cover, bring to a boil, and then simmer over medium heat for about 4 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
4. Add the oil and shrimp (parsley, lemon juice); heat through.
5. Add the drained pasta; toss well.

Nutrition Information:
Total Calories: 1,400
Calories Per Serving: 700


Nutrients % Grams
Carbohydrate 55 96
Protein 25 44
Fat 20 15

Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook. (1997)