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Easy Shrimp Scampi and Asparagus

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

10 min





About the Recipe


Yield:4 servings

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced

  • ¾teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

  • 1/4teaspoon SlapYaMama Cajun Seasoning or to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1¾pounds large or extra-large shrimp, shelled

  • Handful or 2 of fresh or unthawed Aspargus

  • Cooked pasta or crusty bread


  1. Choose a frozen shrimp with the shell and tail still on, then shell and devein yourself. You can keep the tail or remove it. Shrimp still in the shell have more flavor and are cheaper. To ensure you’re getting the freshest shrimp possible, skip the seafood counter’s ice rink of thawing shrimp (it was originally frozen too, and how long have they been sitting there??) and go for a bag of flash-frozen shrimp so you can thaw yourself by soaking in a bowl of cool water for about 10 minutes. Try to buy a couple extra bags for future easy meals!

  2. Choose fresh garlic over the jarred stuff. I prefer to press mine instead of mincing. But use what you have!

  3. After garlic is minced put butter and oil in pan on medium low.

  4. Once melted, add garlic, cook until fragrant.

  5. Add shrimp and cook until pink, add the rest of the seasonings.

  6. Pull shrimp out cover with another plate or tin foil and set aside

  7. Put in asparagus, toss it around in all that butter seasoned goodness. Add more butter and seasonings if needed.

  8. Cover with a lid for about 2 mins

  9. Eat alone or serve over pasta or accompanied by crusty bread (or regular bread).

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