Tortellini with Asparagus Shrimp
SAUTÉ leeks and asparagus in hot oil until leeks are tender (3- 4 minutes).
ADD shrimp, red pepper flakes and Olivieri® Creamy Rosé. Stir to heat through.
BOIL Olivieri® 3 Formaggi Tortellini until perfectly tender (6- 8 minutes). Drain pronto.
TOSS pasta with sauce mixture. Season to taste.
SERVE immediately and prepare for compliments!
Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice to enhance the dish’s flavours.
A Balanced Meal
Combine the fresh taste of asparagus, leek and shrimp with Olivieri® 3 Formaggi Tortellini in a luxurious and creamy rosé sauce. Perfect for a balanced meal, our fresh tortellini pasta is made with quality ingredients and stuffed with 3 incredible types of cheese like ricotta, Romano and Parmesan. It’s an ideal canvas for creating a savoury dinner to entertain guests or keep your family feeling satisfied.
To make this a balanced meal, the tortellini is tossed in our specialty Olivieri® Creamy Rosé sauce made with a base of leeks, asparagus, red pepper flakes for a kick and succulent shrimp. To really bring out the flavours of each ingredient, we also suggest you add in freshly squeezed lemon juice for best results.
Our creamy rosé sauce is a tomato-based sauce with just a touch of cream to elevate any dish with a luscious texture. Use it in this recipe or try it with Cheese Tortellini in Rosé Sauce.
Ideally this recipe calls for asparagus and leeks, which have their peak season in the spring and summer months. However, if you’d like to make this throughout the year and cannot find asparagus, swap in broccoli florets, long broccolini or green beans.
If you prefer, swap in the fully cooked shrimp for cooked cubed or shredded chicken.
How to Cook Shrimp
Achieving the perfect texture of shrimp to add into this recipe is simpler than most would believe. Use fresh or frozen, but just remember that if you’re using frozen shrimp, place it in a colander and run cold water over the top to thaw them out. That should take about 5-7 minutes.
Prepare a large pan with oil or butter and place over medium heat so as not to burn them too quickly. When it’s warm, season with salt and pepper and place the shrimp in the pan. Cook to perfection, monitoring them until they turn pink and opaque.