Now my boiling water was a little bit shrimpy, a little bit asparagusy, and ready for the pasta! You can use any kind of short pasta you have on hand…ziti, penne, rotini….anything that has some holes or ridges to hold the sauce. While your pasta is cooking, let’s make that sauce! Saute a little garlic in some olive oil…use a nice big skillet because we’re ultimately going to toss everything into it. Once the garlic has sizzled for about a minute, add in a little cream and some crumbled blue cheese and stir it around until it is all melted and wonderful.
Now turn off the heat and add the pasta, the shrimp and the asparagus. Toss it all around gently and add a little bit of salt and pepper to taste. The cool shrimp and asparagus are going to mix with the warm sauce and pasta to make the whole thing somewhere between room temperature and just a little warm….voila, warm shrimp and blue cheese pasta salad!
It’s amazing what a few minutes of staring into your refrigerator can do for your supper table!