Shrimp, Asparagus & Tortellini in Lemon-Dill Scampi ~ Easy Recipe

shrimp & asparagus scampi tortellini

This easy Shrimp, Asparagus and Tortellini in Lemon-Dill Scampi Sauce was inspired by the bounty of spring, and the fresh flavors of summer soon to come.  Asparagus is ridiculously inexpensive right now, and I got a fantastic deal on some frozen wild American shrimp a couple weeks ago, so the combo sort of matched itself up.  Dill is one of my favorite go-to herbs for spring and summer dishes, especially when seafood is involved.

The recipe makes a nice light dinner for 4, or would be a great addition to a buffet, since the serving temperature is so flexible.  I actually prefer it at room temperature.shrimp & asparagus scampi recipe

Shrimp, Asparagus & Tortellini in Lemon-Dill Scampi
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
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  • 8 oz. dry cheese tortellini (or 4 serving equivalent in fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbd olive oil
  • ½ tbs butter
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • ½ - ¾ pound of raw wild shrimp (shelled & deveined)
  • zest & juice of ½ a lemon
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ cup white wine
  1. Put pot of water on for tortellini. Cook them al dente according to package directions.
  2. Put oil and butter in large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Crush & mince the garlic and slice the asparagus on the diagonal, add to them pan and saute until asparagus is about ¾ cooked.
  4. Add shrimp, lemon, salt, dill & wine. Saute until shrimp is just shy of cooked through, add the cooked tortellini and stir to mix evenly, then remove from heat.
  5. Dish can be served warm with lemon or grated cheese, or cold with lemon and a little olive oil.
The cooking instructions above are for typical thickness asparagus and 16-24 shrimp. If you have smaller shrimp or thicker asparagus you may want to wait until the asparagus is pretty much done, before adding the shrimp.



  1. says

    Love tortellini, it is seriously one of my favorite dishes and this looks delicious!

  2. says

    Okay, this dish looks divine… and like it was difficult to make. So I love that it’s actually easy!

  3. says

    This looks so fresh and delicious! It’s perfect for spring.

  4. says

    This dish looks amazing. I had some tortellini last night, but not with shrimp. Thanks for the great idea.

  5. says

    Can you just come cook dinner for me one night LOL. This looks so so so good.

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