We love seafood, even Baby N. We can’t turn down a delicious fish, crab or shellfish dish, but our absolute favorite is shrimp. We are a family of meat eaters and I really love that I can vary our diets, and our menu, with seafood while still appealing to my husband’s “if it doesn’t have meat, it’s not a meal” theory. I recently discovered SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. I love the variety they offer and the ease of working seafood into our meals. I had to try their shrimp scampi and came up with this Shrimp Scampi and Asparagus Parmesan Pasta dish that my whole family devoured. And it was so simple to make, which fit into our busy weeknight schedule nicely. We cooked it together, ate together and it was pretty quick, not to mention delicious and flavorful! What more can a busy mom ask for?!
SHRIMP SCAMPI AND ASPARAGUS PARMESAN PASTA
Serves: Serves 6
- 12 oz package of SeaPak Shrimp Scampi
- 12 oz tricolor rotini pasta
- 12-15 asparagus stalks, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 4 mushrooms, sliced
- 12 oz jar alfredo sauce
- ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 4 Tbsp lemon juice
- 3 stalks green onions, sliced for garnish
- In a pot, boil water for the pasta. Cook the pasta as directed on the box.
- Cook the shrimp scampi according to the package directions - I used the saute method on the stove.
- Once the shrimp scampi sauce is in liquid form, add the veggies.
- Saute the sliced asparagus and sliced mushrooms with the shrimp for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
- Add the alfredo sauce, parmesan cheese and lemon juice and let the sauce simmer on low heat for 5-7 minutes.
- You can add the pasta to the sauce and mix until the sauce evenly coats the pasta or serve the sauce over the pasta.
I’m so glad I found out about the SeaPak brand. They’ve made it easy to add seafood to our weeknight meals because the preparation is so easy! You just pull it out of the freezer and cook it up. There’s no de-veining on removing tails on the shrimp to slow down dinner preparations. Afternoons and evenings are busy for us – and many of you – so getting dinner to the table faster is a good thing.
Right now, SeaPak is sponsoring SeaPak’s Seafood Sweepstakes, where you can enter to win a trip to NYC for a culinary lesson with Food Network Kitchens. How awesome would that be?! All you have to do is head over to the sweepstakes setup on the Food Network site and follow the directions to enter!
Did you know that shrimp is America’s #1 seafood and, when compared to other sources of protein – such as chicken, offers a healthier and leaner alternative? And the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends people eat at least two servings of seafood each week. Do you eat the recommended servings? The average American consumes less than one serving a week (that would be us, for the most part). That means, as a nation, we need to double our seafood intake to meet recommendations. Would you like to eat more seafood? Let SeaPak help. Here’s why:
SeaPak is committed to making life for consumers a little more coastal, by sharing with them the best tastes and experiences of coastal living. I would LOVE to live on the coast someday and the cuisine is only part, although a large part, as to my reasons why. Any little bit of coastal living I can get here is great. SeaPak makes it as easy as possible to bring the taste of the coast to our desert dinner table and to share some of my favorite coastal flavors with my family and friends because the simple preparation instructions fit into my life!
I know when I feed my family SeaPak they are getting quality food. When I looked into SeaPak I found that they are highly regarded within the seafood industry for adhering to the utmost quality standards and for they are committed to resource management and sustainability. SeaPak sources only from suppliers who work to limit environmental impact because they believe that producing great seafood shouldn’t come at the expense of the environment. They work exclusively with those who follow the most responsible harvesting practices. I believe the things on this earth are for us to use and enjoy, but we have a responsibility to take care of the earth as well. SeaPak’s sourcing practices make me feel good about where our food is coming from.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SeaPak. The opinions and text are all mine.