Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus
4.88 from 163 votes

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus - this is an easy, light and healthy dinner option that is cooked in one pan and can be on your table in 15 minutes. Buttery shrimp and asparagus flavored with lemon juice and garlic. Only 309 calories per serving!
Course: Main Course
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
Servings: 4
 people calories: 309kcal

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Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus


Ingredients:
Shrimp:
1.5 lbs medium raw shrimp (peeled and deveined, tail-on or tail-off)
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper (to taste)
1/4 tsp smoked paprika (or regular)
Asparagus:
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb asparagus
salt (to taste)
Garnishment:
2 tbsp parsley
1/2 lemon (juiced)


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Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus


Instructions:
Place a large non-stick skillet with butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper (to taste). Allow cooking 1-2 minutes on one side.
Add the minced garlic, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Stir to combine and flipping the shrimp to cook on the opposite side.
Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the shrimp have turned pink. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
Combine the butter and olive oil to the same pan. Once the butter has melted, add the asparagus. Season with salt (to taste). Allow cooking until the asparagus is fork-tender. Approximately 4-6 minutes. Time will be dependent on how thick the asparagus is.
Add the shrimp back to the pan. Squeeze half of a lemon over the top of the shrimp and asparagus. Allow cooling for 1-2 minutes.
Remove from heat, garnish with parsley and serve immediately.


Notes:
Tips:
Buy wild-caught shrimp. Don't buy farm-raised. I assure you that you are only sacrificing flavor. Aim for the medium to large-sized shrimp, as well. More of a flavor impact!
When buying, pay attention to the packaging. Buy shrimp that has already been deveined, shelled and cleaned. Tail-on or tail-off with this recipe is entirely up to you. I left the tail on for visual effect.

Use as fresh ingredients as you can. Fresh parsley, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and freshly minced (or pressed if you have a garlic press) garlic. Fresh is always best when it comes to maximizing flavor. Don't short yourself!