You are here: Home » Recipes » Curly Pasta with Black Olives, Asparagus, Tomatoes and Shrimp Curly Pasta with Black Olives, Asparagus, Tomatoes and Shrimp Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 4 to 6 servings Prep 15 -30 minutes depending type of shrimp purchased Cook 35 minutes PrintEmail Ingredients 3 tablespoons Olive Oil1 medium onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced2 cups uncooked curly pasta3 cups chicken broth1 cup asparagus tips3/4 pound raw medium shrimp, shelled and deveined,tail off3/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes1 can (6-ounces) California black olives, pitte1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon dried basil leaves Salt and fresh ground pepper tp taste Instructions In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir about 6 minutes, or until the onion is softened but not brown. Add dry pasta, stir to coat pasta with the oil. Increase the heat to high and add chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium high. Cook pasta stirring occasionally, 12 to 14 minutes, or until pasta is tender but still firm. Add asparagus,cook stirring often about 3 minutes or until the asparagus is crisp tender. Add shrimp, tomatoes, olives, oregano and basil. Cook, stirring often about 3 minutes or until the liquid is almost absorbed and shrimp are opaque. Do no overcook shrimp. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Tip: To save time buy the shrimp already peeled and deveined. Remove tails ahead of time, place in a zippered bag and refrigerate until ready to use.