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Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus are healthy and filling dinner option that is table-ready in about 30 minutes. Give it a try this week!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Asparagus

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus is a dish FULL of flavor!

Growing up in south-central Illinois did not afford my family with the benefits of fresh seafood very often. We had to drive to a butcher shop about 30 minutes away and cross our fingers that they had received a delivery. It was rare that any was left by the time we arrived and got in line.

My first taste of fresh-from-the-ocean (as in caught and brought in that day!) did not happen until I was 18 years old. Ever since, I have been hooked! Thanks to delivery services (like Sitka Salmon Shares), I am now able to serve delicious seafood to my family every week.

Half sheet baking pan lined with Silpat mat with asparagus, lemon slices, and seasoned shrimp on it
Lemon Garlic Shrimp with asparagus and a sliced lemon

Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 lb. wild-caught Gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
¼ teaspoon ground chipotle powder
2 large lemons
3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

How to Cook Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

Place top oven rack in center position and pre-heat oven to 400°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat.

Add the trimmed asparagus to the baking sheet and sprinkle with the olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss until the asparagus is evenly coated. Spread the asparagus into a single layer without overcrowding.

Place the baking sheet in the pre-heated oven and roast for 12-14 minutes.

While the asparagus is roasting, add the peeled shrimp, melted butter, garlic, and chipotle powder to a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine. Set aside.

Cut one of the lemons into 8 wedges and the other into thin slices. Set aside.

Remove the asparagus from the oven and let cool slightly before adding the seasoned shrimp to the baking sheet. Carefully arrange the shrimp and asparagus into a single layer without overcrowding. Season with salt and black pepper, if desired, and squeeze two of the lemon wedges over the top.

Arrange the lemon slices on top before returning the baking sheet to the oven. Roast for another 5 minutes, or until the shrimp is opaque and the asparagus is crisp tender and golden brown.

Remove from oven and cool slightly. To serve, transfer the shrimp and asparagus to a platter and pour the juices from the baking sheet on top. Sprinkle with some fresh parsley and offer the remaining lemon wedges on the side for squeezing. Enjoy!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Asparagus

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Asparagus

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Enjoy a healthy and flavorful meal when you pair Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Asparagus!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. wild-caught Gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle powder
  • 2 large lemons
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

Place top oven rack in center position and pre-heat oven to 400°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat.

Add the trimmed asparagus to the baking sheet and sprinkle with the olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss until the asparagus is evenly coated. Spread the asparagus into a single layer without overcrowding.

Place the baking sheet in the pre-heated oven and roast for 12-14 minutes.

While the asparagus is roasting, add the peeled shrimp, melted butter, garlic, and chipotle powder to a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine. Set aside.

Cut one of the lemons into 8 wedges and the other into thin slices. Set aside.

Remove the asparagus from the oven and let cool slightly before adding the seasoned shrimp to the baking sheet. Carefully arrange the shrimp and asparagus into a single layer without overcrowding. Season with salt and black pepper, if desired, and squeeze two of the lemon wedges over the top.

Arrange the lemon slices on top before returning the baking sheet to the oven. Roast for another 5 minutes, or until the shrimp is opaque and the asparagus is crisp tender and golden brown.

Remove from oven and cool slightly. To serve, transfer the shrimp and asparagus to a platter and pour the juices from the baking sheet on top. Sprinkle with some fresh parsley and offer the remaining lemon wedges on the side for squeezing. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 255mgSodium: 1172mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 29g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/25/2021

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus are healthy and filling dinner option that is table-ready in about 30 minutes. Give it a try this week!

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