Aug 13, 2009

Angel Hair with Shrimp and Asparagus




A simple pasta dish made with fresh garden tomatoes, asparagus in a light tomato broth.

I love pasta and crave it often. To keep it light, I loaded it up with vegetables used a high fiber pasta like Ronzoni Smart Taste which has the same great taste as regular pasta and my family doesn't notice the difference. The portions are very generous!



Angel Hair with Shrimp and Asparagus
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups • Old Points: 7 pts Points+: 9 pts
Calories: 378.4 • Fat: 6.8 g • Carbs: 52.1 g • Fiber: 8.5 g • Protein: 31.6 g 

  • 1 bunch asparagus, tough ends removed, quartered
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6-8 ripe plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 12 oz large shrimp, peeled and deviened
  • 1/2 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 2 oz white wine
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 1/2 tsp herbs de Provence (or you can use your favorite herbs)
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (gives it a little kick)
  • 8 oz angel hair pasta, high fiber or low carb

Heat a large skillet on high heat. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. When skillet is hot, spray with oil and add shrimp. Cook shrimp about 2 minutes in each side until almost cooked through and remove from the pan. Set aside.

Reduce skillet heat to medium, add olive oil and garlic and sauté until golden, careful not to burn. Add tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Simmer about 4 minutes. Add white wine and broth and stir. Add asparagus, salt, pepper and herbs. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes on medium low heat.

While sauce is simmering, boil salted water and cook pasta until desired tenderness. Drain when done.

After sauce simmers 10 minutes, add shrimp to sauce to finish cooking, about 1 minutes (Do not overcook or shrimp will get tough). Add pasta to the sauce and toss well. Divide equally in 4 bowls and top with a good grated cheese.

47 comments :

  1. Hard to believe you can have all of that for so few points. Mmmmm.

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  2. Very Very Good! Love the recipe!! Only problem is I wish there was a little more sauce in it.

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  3. this is nice! will try these on weekend. friends are coming and requesting for a pasta. this is a great switch from the old-style tomato sauce pasta.

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  4. I am attending my first WW meeting tomorrow. I am so glad I found your recipes. I cant wait to get started now and try all this great food!

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  5. I absolutely love your blog, and I have an award for you at my blog!

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  6. This looks delicious, I have only recently gotten on the Weight Watchers plan and your recipes have been a huge hit in my house!

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  7. Hola Gina,
    That is a great recipe!!!! Looks delicious.

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  8. Ok I absolutly love your site. I am def. going to try this recipe out it looks soo Delish! Once I do I will let you know how it turns out! (BTW- thanks for the comment on the blog)

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  9. Hi Gina! I am so excited to have found your blog. Last night I made the Spice Shrimp Fried Rice for my family. We all loved it. I have been back on WW for one week and lost 7.5. I will visiting here VERY often.

    Michele

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  10. Hey Gina! I just had to say that I found your blog about a week ago and I just started weight watchers. I was freaking out because I couldnt find recipes that sounded good to me (which is hard because I have a culinary degree, and everything sounds good to me! lol) at all....UNTIL I found your blog! I am so inspired to start cooking up a storm!
    Thank you so much for making your blog!
    --Nikki :)

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  11. @Alwayzbakin @BlissfulNikki - I'm so glad you got inspired! Good luck with the weight loss and don't think diet food... Think great healthy food. That's really all it is.

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  12. this looks just wonderful!

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  13. Your site looks GREAT! I love the fact that you have the recipes sorted by point value. I am going to WW tonight and am very excited to have found your page this morning - purely by accident but probably by fate...

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  14. Loved the Angel Hair w/ Shrimp & Tomato Sauce . . . I added a little feta cheese (1 extra point). I also roasted some veggies (eggplant, zucchini, onion, and peppers) and added them to the pasta bowl. It bulked it up and was a very satisfying meal. . .

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  15. This was SOOO good!! Very generous portions. Love your site and recipes. Thanks you!

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  16. I love EVERYTHING on your site! All so super delicious! Making this tonight, yuuummy :)

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  17. This dish is amazing! My husband loves it! Thanks!

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  18. My boyfriend and I tried this a couple nights ago. It was delicious and very filling! We added basil and a little extra of the red pepper flakes - it turned out to have quite the kick but we both loved it!

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  19. Sum_Thyme ~~ I made this for dinner tonight, and I must say its another hit!. I love your recipes. I have tried a few and all have been winners.

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  20. I made this tonight, and my family loved it! Thanks Gina! :-)

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  21. This is a really simple dish! And it tastes delicious! I did something a bit different though, instead of mixing it with the angel hair, I put it on top of the cornmeal cake (Bolo de Fuba). OH my goodness...the sweet and custardy cake worked so well with the tomato base of the sauce and really brought it together. I can't wait to make this dish again, it's another stellar one!

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  22. So I added in all of the ingredients to create a meal on WW and it said for this dish its 10 pts.

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  23. This hasn't been updated to points plus, but 10 seems high. I'll calculate and see.

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  24. Hi Gina! I tried this recipe the other day, it came out pretty well! My only question...I looked for Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta and found it but it doesn't seem to be low carb or high fiber. It just seems like regular old pasta to me. Is there a certain variety that you get? I got the angel hair kind but there were only two choices.

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  25. Wow.....I made this tonight and wasn't sure what to expect. I LOVE pasta but I usually have them with cream sauces. My husband is a VERY picky eater and I put in extra shrimp b/c I expected him to pick out the tomatoes and asparagus. He said it was VERY good (which is the highest food praise he gives -- unlike me, he doesn't go on and on about how good something tastes). And my 11 year old daughter, who is my adventurous eater, was a little reluctant but also loved it. A HUGE hit. Very light, great flavors, and the red pepper was perfect. You never disappoint, Gina! Thank you SO much!

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  26. Ronzoni Smart taste is high in fiber, sometimes I buy low carb Dreamfields. With the old WW point system it lowered the points but on points plus, they are all the same, even whole wheat or semolina.

    Lydia, I am so happy you all enjoyed it!!

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  27. I just made this, and am waiting for my husband to get home from work... I cannot stay out of it! lol
    To say this is very good is an understatement. Just enough spice, just enough savory flavors to make you want more! I only made two additions, and that was adding thin sliced mushrooms & some green onions as well. Scrumptious!
    Thank you Gina for another healthy, fantastic tasting meal! Btw- there was plenty of sauce in mine!

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  28. I made this for dinner last night. The only thing that I was a little confused on was the portion of the pasta. Is it a cup of pasta per serving or all together in the receipe? It was delicious. I made a believer of Weight Watchers out of my boyfriend!!!!

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  29. My hubby and I tried this the other night - it was fabulous!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

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  30. Another hit! It was so good!

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  31. Loved it!!!! I sauteed mushrooms with the garlic!

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  32. This recipe is DELICIOUS - the whole family LOVED it! It tastes like you slaved in the kitchen, when in reality it's a quick, easy to make meal! Will definitely be making this one again!

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  33. Absolutely love this recipe! I'm not a pasta fan but this is wonderful and my husband loves it so even better!

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  34. This is one of our family's favorite recipes. Making it again tonight!

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  35. what could I substitute for the wine? I rarely ever have that on hand.. thanks! love all your recipes!

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  36. Without your recipes I don't think I would have been able to keep up with the diet!

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  37. I have already made so many recipes from your site! and I loving everything!<3 thank you for sharing them! these are amazing and it feels so good to be able to still enjoy such great food and not have to just stick to only fruits or veggies or some sort of fasting diet!

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  38. Just curious, what type of white wine works best for this recipe? Looks delicious!!

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    1. Any kind of dry wine would work for this. Also, don't buy some 'cooking wine' which might make the dish bitter, but good quality wine that you would enjoy drinking.

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  39. This seems to be a great treat for me as I’m a sea food dish lover and I mostly love shrimps. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  40. Just made this tonight and it was delicious!

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  41. i was skeptical of the white wine taste while this was cooking, but it ended up being delicious. im adding this to my repeat meal list

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  42. i was skeptical of the white wine taste while this was cooking, but it ended up being delicious. im adding this to my repeat meal list

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  43. i was skeptical of the white wine taste while this was cooking, but it ended up being delicious. im adding this to my repeat meal list

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  44. Gina, How many shrimp per serving? Thanks so much!

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    1. It would be 3oz of shrimp in each serving. How many would depend on the size of the shrimp.

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