Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus

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Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus
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Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe with Asparagus - #eatwell101 #recipe - So much flavor and so easy to throw together, this #shrimp #dinner is a winner!
Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe with Asparagus - #eatwell101 #recipe - So much flavor and so easy to throw together, this #shrimp #dinner is a winner!
Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus - #eatwell101 #recipe - So much flavor and so easy to throw together, this #shrimp #dinner is a winner!

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe with Asparagus – So much flavor and so easy to throw together, these garlic butter shrimp cook very quickly! Flavorful, juicy shrimp team up with fork-tender asparagus in this easy one-pan meal. The shrimp and asparagus get extra flavor from a simple sauce of lemon juice, butter, herbs, and garlic that also add little moisture to this wonderful dish. Low-carb, gluten-free, Whole30, and paleo-friendly! Ready in 20 minutes or less, this shrimp recipe with asparagus cooks in one pan and will make all of your family go crazy! A heavy-duty cast-iron skillet works best for this dish; you can find one at good kitchen supply stores or order online. If you’re feeding a hungry group, serve with cauliflower rice or wild rice.

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Ingredients list for the Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

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Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp

We make this lemon garlic butter shrimp and asparagus skillet at least once a week. You can stir steamed cauliflower rice through the buttery sauce for a heartier dinner if you’re extra hungry.

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To make the garlic butter shrimp recipe: buy shrimp (or prawns) already deveined, shelled, and cleaned, and you have yourself such an easy shrimp recipe to prepare. You can use shrimp with tails on or off – We like to keep the tail on for aesthetic purposes ;)

Try as much as possible to buy wild-caught shrimp. Look for medium to large-sized shrimps, because they tend to stay juicier.

Using frozen shrimp is okay for this recipe, but fresh wild-caught shrimp tends to have a better flavor overall.

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1. To prepare the garlic butter shrimp recipe with asparagus: place a large non-stick skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add the asparagus and season to taste. Saute the asparagus until crisp-tender, 4-6 minutes. Remove sauteed asparagus from the pan and set aside.

2. In the same pan, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and add shrimp. Season with salt and pepper, fry shrimp for 1-2 minutes on one side.

3. Add the minced garlic, Italian seasoning, and onion powder to the shrimp. Stir to combine and flip the shrimp to cook on the opposite side. Cook shrimp for 1 minute then add 1/4 cup vegetable stock and Sriracha. Allow the sauce to reduce for 1 minute, making sure not to overcook the shrimp.

4. Push the cooked shrimp on the side and add asparagus back to the pan. Stir asparagus to coat them into the sauce and squeeze half of a lemon over the top of the cooked shrimp and asparagus. Allow reheating for 1-2 minutes. Remove cooked shrimp and asparagus from heat, garnish with parsley, lemon slices, and red crushed chili pepper if you like. Serve your garlic butter shrimp with asparagus immediately–Enjoy! ❤️

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How To Make Garlic Butter Shrimp Tips:

This easy garlic butter shrimp with asparagus is succulent and makes the perfect quick, healthy dinner when you don’t have much time to cook! Here are a few tips for the best shrimp recipe ever:

  • You can save time when cooking asparagus by blanching them first in boiling water for 2 minutes then soaking them in ice water to stop cooking. Then you can saute asparagus as per the recipe. You’ll get your asparagus crisp-tender quicker.
  • Use fresh lemon juice (aka freshly squeezed) and fresh garlic for a brighter flavor. The shrimp will taste way better!

How and how long to store the shrimp leftovers?

These shrimps with asparagus will keep for up to 2 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Reheat gently covered in a skillet, with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

What to serve with the shrimp and asparagus?

If you’re extra hungry, you can serve this shrimp recipe with cauliflower rice to stay on the lower carbs side. Otherwise, a side of grits or brown rice would be awesome.

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  • Karr

    2024-05-15 20:28:56

    Made this tonight for my son and myself turned out fantastic. Served it up with garlic bread to sop up that beautiful sauce. This is a keeper and will go into our rotation of fish and seafood meals.

  • Tracy

    2024-03-25 20:09:56

    Unbelievable….in taste and ease of preparation.

  • Ken

    2023-08-22 18:19:28

    Fantastic low carb recipe. Easy, super tasty and quick as a wink. Followed the recipe minus red pepper flakes. Most certainly will make again.

  • Anna

    2023-01-08 21:04:07

    I made this about a year ago and it was delicious. My husband loved it. I recently found out that I am allergic to shrimp but not scallops. Can I use scallops instead of shrimp?

  • Cecilia

    2022-12-02 21:19:16

    What can I do if I can't have butter???

  • Jay money

    2022-07-21 22:59:20

    Excellent. I almost past it up on google because of lack of reviews. So here i am. Doing my part!

  • Corina

    2022-05-16 23:29:03

    This came out so good, it's simple and delicious. I'm definitely making this again.

  • Andrea

    2022-05-03 06:46:08

    Fantastic recipe! I used a little more liquid than the recipe called for because I wanted to make sure I had enough to lend some flavor to the rice I was serving it with. My husband remarked I make shrimp better than in the restaurants but I just followed the timing presented here. Perfectly cooked! Asparagus as well...tender crisp. So much delicious flavor. Highly recommend.

  • Roseann

    2022-04-15 21:41:21

    I made this for dinner tonight! This was a big hit with my kids. Loved all the flavors. Thank you for sharing. ❤️

  • Brooke

    2022-03-15 21:12:44

    This was amazing! I've been dieting and looking for something healthy and delicious... and this did the trick! I did add more spice than it called for, spicy and delcious! It did take a few more than 20 min due to the prep, but best healthy meal I've had in a while!

  • RFN

    2021-08-11 20:16:45

    Very good, I reduced it to serve 2 and I really liked the flavours. I serverved it over a rice and orzo mix, A keeper.

  • Anita

    2021-06-15 14:02:02

    I'm making this tonight, sounds great! You mentioned using a nonstick pan, then recommend cast iron skillet. I'm going with cast iron.

  • Mary

    2021-03-15 19:16:34

    Awesome! I butterflied the shrimp and followed the directions. I used a little extra Frank's Hot Sauce and served with rice pilaf. It's a keeper!

  • Taria

    2021-03-10 22:10:02

    This was delicious and very easy to make!The Brown rice was hit with it.

  • Mar

    2021-03-09 20:57:42

    So easy and so delicious! For the 2 of us we halved the shrimp and asparagus but made all of the sauce. We will definitely make again very soon!

  • Kenya

    2021-03-06 22:16:23

    Amazingly delicious. The tip for blanching the asparagus was great as this was only my second time cooking asparagus and the first time didn’t taste so good. I will definitely cook this meal again.

  • Jonnie

    2021-03-05 18:12:47

    Absolutely delicious!!! We will definitely be adding this to our meal rotation. I’ve never cooked with wine so I submitted lemon juice and it was wonderful. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  • Sherri

    2021-03-03 17:40:21

    My picky family loves this dish. I make it often

  • Maria

    2021-03-02 15:07:24

    Absolutely loved it. My hubby says the seasoning would be good on steak. Thanks will cook it again!

  • Veronica

    2021-02-26 22:24:21

    Easy and delicious! My family enjoyed this a lot.

  • Reviewer

    2021-02-24 17:08:37

    Words cannot express how delicious this is!!!

  • Charlene

    2021-02-08 22:30:14

    Made it exactly as the recipe said, my family and I really enjoyed it. They want me to make it again!!

  • Natalya Di

    2021-01-24 18:08:11

    Just made it for dinner. I omitted sriracha and chili pepper flakes as my stomach cannot handle any hot food. Doubled on garlic though. This dish came out perfectly! Thank you for this recipe. Definitely a keeper!

  • Jalisa

    2020-11-22 20:40:55

    delicious omg

  • Christian

    2020-11-02 08:34:46

    I like what I see all of these recipes are good, I'm looking to try some of them soon. Thanks for sharing.

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