|Spot Prawns for Sale at the Channel Islands Farmers’ Market|
This week, I found fresh, local Spot Prawns from Fresh Fish Fanatics at the Farmers’ Market and John created this wonderful pasta with them. All the flavors were clear and bright making this a perfect dish for Spring. These shrimp are so fresh and flavorful – they look & taste like lobster. They are seasonal and since this is the beginning of the season, we’re sure to buy more of them in the coming months!
We also bought this artisan Lemon Garlic Linguine at the Los Angeles Farmers’ Market and thought this was the perfect chance to use it.
Boil 1/2 pound pasta according to package directions.
Peel 12 shrimp and sprinkle with salt and pepper; set aside.
In a deep sauce pan, saute:
2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Roma Tomatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 bunch (12 – 15 stalks) asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
When asparagus turns bright green, stir in:
1/2 cup white wine – we used Roblar’s O Pescador which is made specifically to go with seafood
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Arrabiata Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Italian Herb Mix
Add shrimp and stir until flesh turns opaque.
Then, stir in:
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
when well-blended, and heated through, remove from heat and toss with cooked linguine.
Top with additional Parmesan cheese, as desired.
Serve with warm bread to sop up sauce.
Serves 2 – plan on 6 shrimp per person if you make it for more.
|It doesn’t get any fresher than this!|