Pasta with asparagus and shrimp

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup White wine
1 pounds Pasta Linguini
1½ pounds Fresh asparagus
16 Jumbo shrimp with shells
4 tablespoons Cooking oil; best olive oil
1 cup Heavy cream
4 Bacon; strips cut into 2"
2 tablespoons Fresh chives

Cook bacon until half crispy. Set aside and drain the fat out of pan.

Add cream and cook over meduim high heat until it's reduced by half.

Add bacon. When done, set pan aside. In a frypan, use enough oil to cover the surface. Heat until a few drops start to spit. Add Shrimp and cook until shells turn pink and shrimp just begin to lose their transparency. Turn once and remove to plate to cool. peel off shrimp shells. Place shrimp back in pan, add the wine and cook on low heat; simmer. Simmer until there is just ¼ cup of liquid remaining.

Add the cream and set aside. peel asparagus and cut into ½ inch size pieces. Steam or blanch until tender. Drain and rince with very cold water and wrap in towel to dry. In a large pot bring water to boil and add pasta and a dash of salt and oil. cook until done or to your taste. drain and toss in a little butter. Reheat cream with shrimp. Add the asparagus. season to taste. Mix pasta and sauce together. Sprinkle with chives and serve with warm crusty bread.

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