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Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus

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Roasted Shrimp are absolutely divine. I was worried cooking them this way would dry them out. This is the best way I have found to cook shrimp that keep them juicy! This is an easy recipe to throw together quickly, bake, and have on the table within 20 minutes! It’s a good weeknight meal when time is short.

I have used both asparagus and broccoli in this recipe and both turned out great (although the broccoli doesn’t take nearly as long to roast). For the purposes of this recipe post I have included asparagus but feel free to substitute in broccoli (or any other vegetable for that matter) and adjust the cooking time accordingly, i.e. keep an eye on it while it’s in the oven!

Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus

Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 261kcal

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces shrimp uncooked and deveined
  • 1 pound asparagus uncooked
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  • Snap off ends of asparagus and place on baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp each salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Roast for 10-15 minutes.
  • While asparagus are cooking, toss shrimp with 1 Tbsp olive oil., lemon zest, and 1 tsp each salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Let marinate while asparagus are cooking.
  • After asparagus is roasted to about 90%, add shrimp to the pan with the asparagus. Roast for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Notes

Points Information per Serving*:
  • Freestyle - 2 SP
  • Beyond the Scale/Smart Points - 4 SP
*Points information as calculated through the WW recipe builder. Your results may vary.

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2 Comments

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it! And thanks for the heads up on the lemon zest. I mix it in with the olive oil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and the shrimp before booking. I will definitely update the recipe! :-)

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