They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So when I invite that special guy to dinner, I like to prepare something equally wonderful. This well-seasoned pasta dish has lots of flavor, and it won't hurt your budget! —Shari Neff, Takoma Park, Maryland
6 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 small plum tomato, peeled, seeded and diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon each minced fresh basil, oregano, thyme and parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shrimp and asparagus in oil until shrimp turn pink, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the mushrooms, broth, tomato, salt and red pepper flakes; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
Drain pasta. Add the pasta and fresh herbs to skillet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.