Cheesy Asiago Pasta with Shrimp, Fava Beans, and Fennel #winePW
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 2 servings
  • Pasta noodles for two
  • ¾ lb. shrimp
  • ¼ cup fava beans, blanched and peeled
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fennel fronds
  • ½ cup chopped leeks
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1 Tbs. flour
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ⅓ cup grated Asiago - we like Willamette Valley Cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh lemon
  1. Make a roux: Melt 1 Tbs. butter in saucepan. Add flour and stir. Gradually add ½ cup white wine, stirring to make a thick sauce. Remove from heat. Add cheese, fennel, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Caramelize leeks in remaining butter. Add shrimp to leeks and cover pan to steam.
  3. When shrimp are done add beans and replace cover.
  4. Cook pasta and drain reserving some cooking liquid. Toss cooked pasta with cheese sauce, adding liquid as needed.
  5. Divide pasta between to plates. Top with shrimp and veggies. Garnish with lemon juice and more cheese if desired.
Recipe by Tasting Pour by Jade Helm at