This 15 minutes lemon basil shrimp asparagus recipe is very easy to cook and surprisingly tasty. This dish is super healthy with low carbs and loaded with veggies. It’s important to note that since this dish does not involve infusion of too much of spices, the shrimp which you use must be from the best shrimp and prawn providers, otherwise stale shrimps can spoil the taste of your dish. So if you are looking for a healthy meal, give this lemon basil shrimp and asparagus a try.
- Olive oil – 2 tablespoon
- Diced Shallot -1
- Chopped garlic -4 to 6
- Asparagus – 10 to 16 ounces
- Peeled , deveined shrimps – 10 to 12 ounces (from the best shrimp and prawn provider)
- Salt and pepper as per taste
- Lemon -1
- Basil leaves -10
- Chilli flakes – 1 teaspoon
Dip the peeled and deveined shrimps in cold water until you cook the rest of the ingredients.
Heat a pan and add 2 tablespoon of olive oil on a medium heat. Sauté shallot until tender for about 2-3 minutes. Then add garlic to it and cook for around 1-2 minutes until the raw smell of the garlic disappears. To this mixture add asparagus. Stir frequently and season it with salt and pepper as per the taste for about 4-5 minutes on a low to medium heat.
Now drain out the shrimp from water and add them to the middle of the pan, season the shrimps with salt and pepper and cook until warmed and they turn brownish.
Squeeze the lemon juice and give the mixture a good stir. Cover the pan for about 1-2 minutes until asparagus is tender and vibrant green. You are ready with your dish to be served. Plate it by sprinkling fresh basils and chilli flakes. Serve them with chop sticks.
You must procure the shrimps from the best shrimp exporters to add extra taste to the dish. Fresh shrimps always help in enhancing the taste of the dish. Try out this super tasty dish and enjoy with your friends and family this holiday season.