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Pasta Stirfry with Citrus and Asparagus
Courtesy of National Pasta Association
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: 15 Min.
What you need:
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1 lb. ziti, mostaccioli or other medium pasta, uncooked
2 tsp. vegetable oil, divided
12 oz. frozen small shrimp, thawed
3 medium carrots, thinly sliced on diagonal
1 bunch scallions, sliced
1 lb. asparagus, cut diagonally into 2 in. lengths
1 c. fresh orange juice
salt and pepper to taste
What to do:
1. Prepare pasta according to pkg. directions. While pasta is cooking, warm 1 tsp. vegetable oil over high heat in a large non-stick wok or skillet.
2, Stir-fry the shrimp until firm, opaque and lightly browned, about 3 min. Remove and set aside. Add the remaining tsp. of vegetable oil to the pan and stir-fry the carrots for 2 min. Add the asparagus and scallions and stir-fry for another 3 to 4 min. until asparagus is tender-crisp.
3. When pasta is done, drain it well. Add pasta, shrimp and orange juice to skillet and toss until hot, about 2 min. Season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve immediately.
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