I love date night style meals at home. This Gluten Free Citrus Linguine with Asparagus and Shrimp will make anyone feel special. While this dish is a celebration of beautiful fresh ingredients that looks like it took you all day, it's just as easy as it is elegant.
When I think date night or a special occasion meal, I always think either seafood or steak. This fresh and bright pasta creation will have you wanting to make a weekly date night at home.
Taste the Freshness
This colorful and beautiful Gluten Free Citrus Linguine with Asparagus and Shrimp is just as much about the vibrant produce as it is the sweet, succulent shrimp. There's something about getting that perfect twirl of linguine that wraps itself around a sweet tender spear of asparagus.
Mann's Steakhouse Style Asparagus provides the perfect counterpoint to the succulent shrimp. Their steakhouse style vegetables are all washed, trimmed, and ready to make creating your favorite meals that much easier. The asparagus is tender and ready to be added to your favorite recipe or as a fresh side next to your steak.
In addition to the asparagus they also offer broccolini and caulini, or baby cauliflower. It's an easy and convenient way to enjoy a taste of an upscale restaurant in your own home.
Besides the asparagus, the fresh pop of supporting stars in this Gluten Free Citrus Linguine with Asparagus and Shrimp are the citrus and aromatics. I am using both lemon and orange in this recipe. Fresh citrus is always the best option, especially because we're using the zest as well.
The same holds true for the herbs in this dish, dill and parsley. You want to use fresh herbs for the maximum amount of flavor.
Date Night with Gluten Free Citrus Linguine with Asparagus and Shrimp
One of the joys of having date night at home is that you can get to enjoying her meal and company that much sooner. That means that despite serving a luxurious meal, it should be easy and come together quick.
The only part of this meal that will take time is waiting for your pasta water to boil, which also gives you the opportunity to open your favorite bottle of wine. You're going to need a splash for this recipe.
Having everything chopped and ready to go will speed up the process of this dish. This is your mis en plas, or everything in place. When your pasta water is boiling and then the pasta itself is cooking, you can sear your shrimp and make your sauce.
When it comes to cooking your shrimp, you want to make sure to pat them dry so they sear in the pan instead of simply steaming. They will cook quickly, only 2-3 minutes per side. When they begin to turn pink and curl slightly, take them out of the pan.
The sauce for Gluten Free Citrus Linguine with Asparagus and Shrimp is a light, bright white wine and citrus sauce. Allow the wine to come to a boil with the aromatic garlic and leeks and reduce down before adding the rest of the ingredients. Because the flavor will concentrate you want to pick a wine you enjoy. It's date night, the bottle should be open already!
If you're using fresh Gluten Free pasta for this dish check the cooking time. Fresh pasta cooks quickly and will continue to cook once it's added to the citrus sauce.
Do you love pasta as much as I do? Make sure you check out my recipe for Gluten Free Rich Pot Roast Beef Stroganoff. Now let's get cooking!
Gluten Free Citrus Linguine with Asparagus and Shrimp
- Stock Pot
- large sauté pan
- 2 pkgs Mann Steakhouse Style Asparagus, sliced into 2" pieces
- 1 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- pinch of pepper
- 2 lemons, juiced and zested
- 1 orange, juiced and zested
- ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
- ¼ cup parsley, chopped
- 1 leek, cleaned and chopped
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 1 pkg Gluten Free linguine, cooked according to package directions
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat with the olive oil.
- Add the shrimp in an even layer, careful not to crowd. Cook each side 2-3 minutes until the shrimp is opaque and pink.
- Add the wine, garlic, and leeks. Cook for a couple of minutes until the wine has reduced.
- Add the lemon and orange juices, zest, asparagus, and salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
- Once your pasta has cooked, drain well and add back to the pot it cooked in.
- Add the shrimp and asparagus mixture into the pasta. Toss to combine. Add the fresh herbs. Enjoy!