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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 5, Day 1

Shrimp Persillade over Pasta
Roasted Asparagus Balsamic

Cooking time: 30 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     This dinner is a garlic lover's delight with the persillade for the shrimp and pasta.  Share with someone you love.

Shrimp (Prawns) Persillade over Pasta

Total time: 25 minutes
      Even people who do not like escargot can't resist dipping a bit of fresh baguette into the garlic parsley butter, or persillade, that's left in the little cups. Expanding on that wonderful taste we added shrimp, a few shallots and some Parmesan and served it over pasta.

Shrimp  Persillade over Pasta Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic and Soy Sauce

Total time: 15 minutes
    The soy sauce and Balsamic vinegar coat the asparagus, giving it a slightly sweet, slightly salty flavor.  You can do these on the grill, in a grill pan or roast them, tips toward the door, in the oven.

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic and Soy Sauce  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
pot and colander for pasta, baking sheet, large
skillet
Put water on high heat for pasta
Clean shrimp if needed
Turn oven on, 400f (200C)
Trim asparagus
Mix oil, soy, vinegar
Coat asparagus, set aside
Grate Parmesan
Cook pasta

Sauté bacon
Roast asparagus
Mince garlic, chop shallots
Turn bacon
Snip parsley if fresh
Remove bacon, pour off fat
Reduce heat, add butter, oil, garlic, shallots, sauté
Drain pasta, add oil to keep from sticking
Add parsley, shrimp to skillet, sauté
Add white wine to shrimp, simmer
Remove asparagus
Crumble bacon, add to shrimp
Add pasta to skillet, heat through, serve