Are you a garlic lover, like me? If you also enjoy shrimp and asparagus, then this simple recipe is for you!
I am constantly looking for simple recipes for dinner every night after work. The hard part? My boyfriend prefers something of a keto-centric diet, which basically boils down to no sugar Monday through Friday. Without getting into too many details, this is not limited to just the white sugar we have come to know and love. “No sugar”, actually includes a lot of other random food with different types of sugar, such as fructose. Feel free to learn more about here.
For this particular dish, depending on your purpose or appetite it could really be it’s own little meal. If not, perhaps it’s part of a bigger plan – a side to a bigger main! It will also take you less than 10 minutes to prepare and maybe 20 minutes to cook it? Love that.
- 1 – 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 1 bag of small frozen shrimp (usually it’s a 550g bag or 30-40 count)
- 1/4 cup of butter (or half a stick)
- Cayenne Pepper
- Garlic Salt
Really, really simple. Exactly the reason I love this quick and easy recipe. First, get your oven preheating to 375 degrees (a little more or less won’t matter, it will just change the cooking time – it also may depend on how you like your asparagus cooked). Then, step one: prepare the asparagus! Seems obvious, but the first time I attempted to cook asparagus I didn’t know that it was a thing to remove the ends – just the tip. Same thing with the shrimp, unless you like eating tails?
Once you have prepared all the things, you have done the hard work. Next, line a cookie sheet with tin foil – enough to wrap up the asparagus. Throw the butter in the microwave for a little melting session and while that is going on, line the baking sheet with asparagus and surround them with shrimps. Add about half of a teaspoon of minced garlic to the melted butter and pour it all over the shrimp and asparagus. Also, feel free to add more if you feel like it – garlic or butter. Then season it all as much as you want. I like mine mostly salty, with a little pepper, lots of garlic and some cayenne pepper to top everything off.
Wrap your tin foil up and around the asparagus and shrimp – basically cover it up to seal in all the goodness – and then cook it for about 20 – 30 minutes, depending on your oven and preference of asparagus cooking.