Foodie Dice – Shrimp Asparagus Pasta

foodie dice fish spring dinner

Have you seen them yet??

Foodie Dice!  A fun way to make cooking an adventure instead of a chore.  Roll the dice, using the appropriate seasonal veggie die (there are four – Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall) along with the other five to create an exciting new combination for dinner.

How fun is that?!

foodie dice shrimp asparagus pasta

I originally discovered Foodie Dice through Instagram when THEY started following ME!  (How about that?!)  I checked out their website, and was completely smitten!

asparagus roasted

I mean… why didn’t I think of this???!!!  A creative way to inspire new combinations for dinner.

asparagus cut

And what a great, fun gift for the foodies on your gift list?!

lemon

So I wrote to the Foodie Dice people and told them what a great idea I thought they had and how fun I felt their product was.  I told them about my blog and asked if they would send me some Foodie Dice to feature here.  They were kind enough to oblige.

green onions
So I am THRILLED to share my first roll of the Foodie Dice and the dinner I created.

foodie dice play with your food

And guess what?  It’s just for fun and inspiration, so if you roll something that you don’t have or don’t like, just roll again!  It’s all about inspiration and creativity and fun!

foodie dice fish spring dinner
So when I rolled quinoa, I knew I was going to have to roll that die again…

Not because I don’t love quinoa, but my guys are not fans…

No problem.

Rolled it again, and hit the jackpot with pasta.

So here is what I created Wednesday for dinner.  It was DELISH!

shrimp asparagus pasta

Shrimp & Asparagus Pasta with Dill & Lemon

Ingredients:shrimp asparagus pasta

1 lb. thin spaghetti
1 lb. large shrimp
12-14 asparagus spears
2 Tbsp butter
4 Tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
6-8 green onions, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 tsp chopped dill
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly coat asparagus with 1 Tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast asparagus for 8-9 minutes. Cut into 1 inch pieces and set aside.

Do same with red pepper strips and green onions.

In a large skillet, saute garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil and butter just until translucent. Add shrimp and cook until just done. Sprinkle with lemon juice, lemon zest and dill. Stir in roasted veggies.

Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions.

When pasta is al dente, toss with veggies and shrimp, and serve immediately

Be sure to check out Foodie Dice for the foodies and the non-foodies in your life.  It is sure to provide great fun!

Cheers & Hugs,

Jodi

35 thoughts on “Foodie Dice – Shrimp Asparagus Pasta

  1. OH I think you just inspired me for dinner 🙂 Your pic looks so yummy! How cool and creative about the dice and very cool that they started following you! 🙂 Yes, don’t you wish you would have invented that? My husband and I are always saying, “Why didn’t we think of that???” LOL!

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  2. What a fun way to come up with dinner ideas! Too bad they don’t have a cookbook to go with it that has recipes for different combinations of the dice. You are a fantastic cook so you probably come up with recipes easily but for me it would be difficult. Cool post Jodi!

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  3. Wow! Jodi!!! You should be a food writer for a magazine! Your photos are FABULOUS! The food dice sounds fun and would be great for those nights when you are tired and don’t know what to fix. I love roasted asparagus and shrimp! I will definitely have to try your recipe! 😊😊😊

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  4. Jodi, that is just a delicious and healthy dish you’ve created. Foodie Dice is a great idea and a super gift idea too. And I know I say this quite often, but honestly your photographs of food are magazine-worthy. And mouthwatering.

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    • It was yummy Barbara. Thank you for your sweet compliment. I do love photographing food – almost as much as eating it :). The guys laugh at me because they are almost done eating by the time I am done taking pictures of my plate of food before I eat it. Good thing I like my food cold!

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