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Roasted Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

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  • Ready in: Prep: 10 M, Cook: 12 M, Total: 33 M
  • Serves: 6
  • Complexity: easy
Roasted Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

One of the simplest yet, yet most satisfying meals has to be shrimp.  Its one of those quick and easy walk-in-the-door-last-minute-meals that you can make at any time with frozen shrimp. 

Ingredients

  • ASPARAGUS:
  • 1 pound thin/medium asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SHRIMP:
  • 1/2 pounds medium uncooked peeled shrimp deveined*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • Step by Step Directions

    1. RoastedLemonButterGarlicShrimpASPARUGUS

      Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

      Line a Jelly Roll Pan (10x15) with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Add asparagus and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add 1 minced garlic clove, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Toss until evenly coated then line asparagus in a single layer. Roast for 4-6 minutes depending on thickness.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    2. RoastedLemonButterGarlicShrimpSHRIMP

      Meanwhile, remove tails from shrimp.

      Remove pan from oven and push asparagus to one side of the pan (keep in a single layer). Add shrimp and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add 2-3 minced garlic cloves (or more to taste), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 1/8-1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes and fresh parsley. Toss until evenly coated then line shrimp in a single layer.

      Top asparagus with 1 tablespoon cubed butter, evenly spaced. Top shrimp with 2 tablespoons cubed butter, evenly spaced. Roast for 6 minutes or just until shrimp is opaque.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    3. Remove pan from oven and drizzle with lemon juice. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pasta, rice, etc.

      NOTES:

      *Weigh your 11/2 pounds shrimp with tails on, then remove tails.  If purchase shrimp with the tails already removed, adjust weight accordingly.

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