Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's Asparagus, Clam & Bay Shrimp Pasta for #SundaySupper

How do you feel about Valentine's Day? Do you celebrate it?  Are you having fun with it? Yes?!  To me it is a holiday that grew on me after having children :).

What do you like about Valentine's Day? Is it the chocolate, the roses, or the savory treat?  To me it is about all of those things, but most of all having fun and enjoying it with my family.

When Isabel from announced the Valentine's Day Event for the #SundaySupper Team I knew right away that my dish will be a savory treat.  You see, neither Ron nor Mia Rose are huge chocolate lovers ~ unlike Alena and me :)  So for Valentine's Day it has to be something that is a real treat plus enjoyed by all of us. We still have winter so having fresh asparagus is a real treat this time of year, and asparagus seems to be one of THE foods to eat on Valentine's :) Todays #SundaySupper event is hosted by my amazing friend Jen be sure to visit Juanita's Cocina.

So here it is....
Asparagus, Clam & Bay Shrimp Pasta Dairyfree Milkfree

Valentine's Asparagus. Clam & Bay Shrimp Pasta

  • 1 lb. fresh pasta {I got ours from Pastaworks}
  • Splash of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 lb. fresh Asparagus ~ cleaned and cut into pieces
  •     1 Lemon {lemon zest from the entire untreated lemon}, juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 lb.  fresh Manila Clams 
  • 1/4 lb fresh Bay Shrimp
  •    3 sprigs of green onion diced 
  • Salt, Pepper to taste
  • Optional grated Parmesiano Reggiano
1.a  Heat Olive Oil in a large pan {I use a cast iron pan} and add Asparagus with a pinch of salt. Saute
Asparagus, Clam & Bay Shrimp Pasta

       for a couple of minutes until bright green and not quite done,
1.b As Olive Oil heats up, bring water in a large pot to a boil.  
2.a Add clams, and lemon juice to the pan and saute for a minute, cover and cook for about two 
      minutes. Be sure not to over-cook them
2.b Cook Pasta until al dente and drain
3.   Remove any unopened clams from the pan and discard them before adding lemon zest, salt, pepper 
      and bay shrimp.
4.   Place pasta in a large serving dish and top with the Asparagus-Clam-Bay Shrimp mixture and 
      combine it with the pasta.  Top with diced green onions; serve with {optional} Parmesiano

Now it is time to check out all the other fantastic treats the rest of the #SundaySupper Team brings to the Valentine's Day table.  You will certainly find just the special treat to make for your darlings....
Asparagus, Clam & Bay Shrimp Pasta galactosemia milkfree dairyfree

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