Tagliatelle with Shrimp and Green Asparagus

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people


For the sauce:

  • 350 g Water
  • 7 g Mushroom bouillon, grainy
  • 120 g Tagliatelle, dry
  • 250 g Shrimps, peeled, cooked, frozen
  • 2 medium sized Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Sour cream
  • 3 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1 pinch Mushroom bouillon, grainy
  • 1 tsp Tabasco
  • 2 tbsp Celery leaves, fresh or frozen
  • 50 g Pasta water

To garnish:

  • 30 g Parmesan, finely grated
  • 4 Cherry tomatoes


  • Thaw the shrimp. Peel the asparagus and cut into bite-sized pieces. Bring the water to the boil, dissolve the mushroom bouillon in it and blanch the asparagus pieces in the broth for 3 minutes. Wash the tomatoes and blanch them in the broth for 12 seconds to peel them. Rinse in cold water, peel, quarter lengthways, remove the green-white stem and the grains. Cut the quarters lengthways into strips approx. 5 mm wide.
  • Put the pasta in the boiling broth and cook al dente according to the instructions on the package. Strain the pasta and keep 50 g of the pasta water ready.
  • Fry the tomatoes in the olive oil in a sufficiently large pan for 2 minutes. Add the pasta and fry for 2 minutes. Mix the sour cream with the remaining ingredients for the sauce and pour over the pasta. Let it simmer briefly, then reduce the heat supply. Add the asparagus pieces, the prawns and the cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and grind a pinch of black pepper over everything. Serve in the pan.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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