Sautéed Asparagus and (Bonus!) Scampi

We’ve been doing food kit dinners a couple of times a week for a while now and, while it is nice not to have to think about what I am going to make for dinner, it is also nice to learn new ways to prepare stuff.

Such as, my default way to cook asparagus has been to blanch it; who knew it is also wicked tasty cut into pieces and sautéed?

Which got me to thinking one evening as I was preparing a non food kit dinner – shrimp scampi.

Now, I was still kinda cheating, because the scampi was frozen, and all I had to do was sauté it for eight to ten minutes on top of the stove, which, by a strange coincidence, is exactly how you prepare the asparagus!

•1 box frozen shrimp scampi
•1 bunch asparagus

Note: if you don’t have frozen scampi and just want to make the asparagus, just add one tablespoon of oil to a hot pan and add the asparagus and 1 pinch of salt and pepper and cook.

Wash the asparagus, remove the woody ends, and cut the stalks into one inch pieces.

Add the shrimp and the asparagus pieces to a hot pan over medium heat and cook, stirring often, until the shrimp is cooked through and the asparagus is lightly charred and tender.

Serve as you will.

We loved ours over Trader Joe’s pesto tortellini with air fried garlic toast.

So, yeh, an almost totally packaged meal; but it most certainly did not feel like one.


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