We have a guest WCW participant today: John, partner extraordinaire, who volunteered to cook tonight. I heartily accepted his offer. And it was good, as usual. John is a great cook and unlike me almost never opens a cookbook. So, I told him he was on deck for WCW today while I take a one-week hiatus.
Without futher ado....
Spaghetti with shrimp and asparagus
Marinate shrimp in lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, s&p, garlic and basil. Slice onions into large, thick whole (not chopped) slices. Wash asparagus but leave whole. Grill onions, asparagus with some salt and pepper and olive oil in a grill pan. Remove from pan when grilled and set aside. Put some butter in grill pan, dump in shrimp with marinade, cook on both sides, add asparagus and onions back in after chopping into smaller pieces. Cook together to blend flavours.
Cook pasta, remove from water with tongs and put directly into grill pan, add a bit more olive oil, some parsley and a squeeze of lemon. If you want it a bit juicier, add a bit of the past water.
Dress with freshly grated parmesan (which we were unfortunately out of).
A taste of spring before we can see the grass. And it was delicious.