Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus

 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!

Incredibly easy and incredibly delicious!

 Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus - this is an easy, light and healthy dinner option that can be on your table in 15 minutes. Buttery shrimp and asparagus flavored with lemon juice and garlic. #shrimp #healthy #onepan #lemonbuttershrimp | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

This is the kind of recipe I live for. Why? Because it’s easy to make, takes minimal effort, and is a hot meal on my dinner table in 15 minutes.

I had some asparagus that needed cooked, but I have a feeling this dish would taste amazing with a side of pasta or, if you’re looking to keep this meal low-carb, with zoodles (zucchini noodles). Maybe even spiralized sweet potato “noodles”! Mmmhmmm.

The freshly squeezed lemon juice compliments the flavor of both the shrimp and the asparagus very well. It gives this already tasty dish a refreshing and light boost for your taste buds.

 Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus - this is an easy, light and healthy dinner option that can be on your table in 15 minutes. Buttery shrimp and asparagus flavored with lemon juice and garlic. #shrimp #healthy #onepan #lemonbuttershrimp | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

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I recently discovered the use of a garlic press. My oh my how I have been missing out. If I am feeling lazy – I will use jarred minced garlic. I’ll admit it.

Using jarred minced garlic happens often because my life gets to be too busy and a bit tiresome to be standing in the kitchen manually mincing garlic cloves. It’s tedious is it not?? Not to mention it gets sticky and your hands, as well as the cutting board, smell like garlic. Not that I mind that. It’s more of the sticky aspect for me.

 Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus - this is an easy, light and healthy dinner option that can be on your table in 15 minutes. Buttery shrimp and asparagus flavored with lemon juice and garlic. #shrimp #healthy #onepan #lemonbuttershrimp | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

Enter into my life the newly purchased OXO Good Grips Garlic Press. I was simply amazed at how quickly and how easily it was to peel the garlic, snip the ends, and press it. VIOLA! Minced garlic with one squeeze. Needless to say, I was/am a happy camper.

And hey, I feel like I am doing my fingertips a service in saving them from getting snipped! Mincing little cloves of garlic is not for the faint at heart. Or, in my case, the klutzy people. I keep the bandaids on hand.

So if you’re looking to save yourself some time, sticky fingers, and a garlic-smelling cutting board – you are going to love the use of a garlic press!

 Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus - this is an easy, light and healthy dinner option that can be on your table in 15 minutes. Buttery shrimp and asparagus flavored with lemon juice and garlic. #shrimp #healthy #onepan #lemonbuttershrimp | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

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 of 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!

If you enjoy this, then you might also like these other shrimp dishes:

  1. Lemon Shrimp and Avocado Caprese
  2. Simple Teriyaki Shrimp over Zucchini Noodles
  3. Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
  4. Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles
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 Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus - this is an easy, light and healthy dinner option that can be on your table in 15 minutes. Buttery shrimp and asparagus flavored with lemon juice and garlic. #shrimp #healthy #onepan #lemonbuttershrimp | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com
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Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus

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 309 kcal
Author Samantha Buckner

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

Instructions

  1. Place a large non-stick skillet with butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper (to taste). Allow to cook 1-2 minutes on one side.

  2. Add the minced garlic, italian seasoning, onion powder and smoked paprika. Stir to combine and flipping the shrimp to cook on the opposite side.

  3. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the shrimp has turned pink. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

  4. Combine the butter and olive oil to the same pan. Once the butter has melted, add the asparagus. Season with salt (to taste). Allow to cook until the asparagus is fork-tender. Approximately 4-6 minutes. Time will be dependent on how thick the asparagus is.

  5. Add the shrimp back to the pan. Squeeze half of a lemon over the top of the shrimp and asparagus. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes.

  6. Remove from heat, garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

Recipe 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 of 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!
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 451mg 150%
Sodium 1402mg 58%
Potassium 394mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 26.9%
Vitamin C 28.6%
Calcium 29.1%
Iron 35.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus - this is an easy, light and healthy dinner option that can be on your table in 15 minutes. Buttery shrimp and asparagus flavored with lemon juice and garlic. #shrimp #healthy #onepan #lemonbuttershrimp | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

 Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus - this is an easy, light and healthy dinner option that can be on your table in 15 minutes. Buttery shrimp and asparagus flavored with lemon juice and garlic. #shrimp #healthy #onepan #lemonbuttershrimp | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

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