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Lemon Shrimp and Asparagus plated

Lemon & Garlic Shrimp with Asparagus

What's up shrimp lovers?! Check out this super easy, lemon garlic shrimp dish. The sauce is so good, you'll want to dip your whole face in it!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 693kcal



  • 2 pounds shrimp (shells on, fresh or frozen, deveined)
  • ½ cup butter, salted
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup chicken broth/stock
  • ½ cup lemon juice (or the juice of ~ 4 lemons)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 loaf bread (french, ciabatta or sourdough, for dipping into sauce)


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 bunches asparagus, cleaned & ends snipped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon whole, coarse-grained mustard
  • teaspoon paprika



  • If shrimp is FROZEN, place shrimp into a large bowl in a clean kitchen sink. Fill the bowl to the brim with ice cold water and then let the shrimp thaw for 15 mins. Strain. If shrimp is FRESH, simply rinse the shrimp before cooking.
  • Heat butter and oil in a med/lg frying pan on low heat until butter has melted. Add garlic and sauté for a 1-2 mins. Pour in the chicken broth, lemon juice, bay leaves and seasonings, and stir together. 
  • Increase heat to medium and stir in shrimp. Cover the pan with a lid and cook until shrimp turns pink, about 5 mins. Stir occasionally, flipping over the shrimp if they're only cooking on one side. Remove shrimp from pan with slotted spoon, and place in a bowl. Gather sauce from the shrimp pan into a separate, small bowl.


  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium-sized frying pan on med/high heat. Place the asparagus in the pan and brown slightly, turning often, for 5-10 mins. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, mustard and paprika for the asparagus dipping sauce.


🍤 To serve...plate shrimp, asparagus and bread on same plate. Pour lemon-garlic sauce atop shrimp and peel off the shells as you eat. Dip bread into the lemon-garlic sauce. 
🍤 Make it Gluten Free! Simply swap the bread for your favorite gluten-free loaf. And make sure your broth/stock is gluten free.
🍤 Make it Dairy Free! Replace the butter in the recipe with a non-dairy alternative. I've always been a big fan of Natural Balance. Bonus: it's also vegan.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 693kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 1829mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1730IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 7mg