This is yummy, no carb, easy on a weeknight if you can get some good shrimp. I found this one on Pinterest, from Carlsbad Cravings. This kind of recipe is everything I want for a weeknight. It takes no time to put together, and I don’t have to be at the stove watching it, but it still looks pretty when it’s done. I love thin asparagus–my favorite vegetable next to Brussels sprouts. It’s pretty light, like a summer meal, but the weather has been so mild this fall, until the last couple of days, that it’s still been good light dinner weather.



1 pound thin/medium asparagus, ends trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper


1 1/2 pounds medium uncooked peeled shrimp deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice or more to taste
3 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a Jelly Roll Pan with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Add asparagus and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add 1 minced garlic clove, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Toss until evenly coated then line asparagus in a single layer. Roast for 4-6 minutes depending on thickness.
While the asparagus roasts, remove the tails from shrimp.
Remove pan from oven and push asparagus to one side of the pan (keep in a single layer). Add shrimp and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add 2-3 minced garlic cloves (or more to taste), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 1/8-1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes and fresh parsley. Toss until evenly coated then line shrimp in a single layer.
Top asparagus with 1 tablespoon cubed butter, evenly spaced. Top shrimp with 2 tablespoons cubed butter, evenly spaced. Roast for 6 minutes or just until shrimp is opaque.
Remove pan from oven and drizzle with lemon juice. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. You can serve with rice and pasta, but honestly we just ate the asparagus and shrimp.