Why do we love Meyer Lemons so much? Meyer lemons make this Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus with Brown Rice even better with a sweet citrus tartness that really brings out the flavor. It’s absolutely perfect for a quick weeknight dinner but this week we had it for #SundaySupper to go with our fun Citrus theme this week.
Speaking of citrus, my affection for citrus is so passionate that I did have some trouble deciding what I wanted to make. In fact, originally I couldn’t get Blood Orange out of my mind. I’m probably more addicted to that then Meyer Lemons, but I had a big old bag and I needed to use them up, so this was it. And I’m not sorry. It’s a fabulous meal that we enjoy frequently!
Don’t forget to check out all the other great recipes in today’s fabulous #SundaySupper reveal.
Meyer Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus with Brown Rice
A versatile meal for any event. Makes a great dinner on a busy weeknight.
- 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 red bell peppers, chopped
- 3 tablespoons of minced garlic, divided
- 1/4 cup of onion, chopped
- 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed meyer lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
- 1 1/4 tsp. cornstarch
- salt & pepper, to taste
- Heat the olive oil, in a large skillet over medium heat. Once heated, add the peppers, 1½ tablespoons of garlic, onions and asparagus, stirring occasionally about 5 minutes or until it the vegetables are just starting to get soft. I try not to let them get too soft, because the little bit of crisp is actually really nice in each bite.
- Remove the vegetables from the heat, and set them aside on a plate. Cover to keep warm.
- In the skillet, add the remaining garlic and the lemon juice and heat for about 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add the shrimp. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add the chicken broth and stir. Then add the cornstarch and stir and cook until thickened, about 3-4 minutes or so.
- Serve this with brown rice, pasta or quinoa.
- Pile a plate with ½ cup of brown rice. Dish the veggies evenly over each plate. Spoon the shrimp and sauce over the entire thing. Mix together and enjoy!
Check out the great recipe line-up for today!
Better with Citrus Breakfasts:
- Orange Ricotta Pancakes from Gotta Get Baked
Big On Citrus Breads & Condiments:
- Honey Lime Dressing from Ruffles & Truffles
- Lemon Poppyseed Sweet Bread from Food Lust People Love
- Meyer Lemon Pistachio Loaf from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Moroccan Preserved Lemons from MarocMama
Make You Pucker Salads, Sides, & Main Dishes:
- Ceviche from Cookistry
- Cilantro Lime Rice from Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Citrus Ginger Chicken from Kudos Kitchen
- Easy Indian Lemon Chicken from Soni’s Food
- Grilled Orange & Lime Chicken Thighs from Big Bear’s Wife
- Meyer Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus with Brown Rice from Daily Dish Recipes
- Orange Chicken from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Red Cabbage and Red Pepper Salad with Citrus Dressing from Family Foodie
- Seared Cod with Grapefruit Fennel Slaw from Magnolia Days
- Tangy Lemon Rice with Grated Mango & Roasted Cashew from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Sour Citrusy Sweets & Desserts:
- Blood Orange Sorbet from
- Broiled Oranges with Toasted Coconut from Neighborfood
- Clementine Curd from Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Creamsicle Cupcakes from
- Dairyfree Key Lime Meringue Bliss from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Fresh Lemon Mousse from Comfy Cuisine
- Frozen Lemon Dessert from
- Gluten Free Orange Pound Cake from Simply Gourmet
- Honey and Lemon Cake from Happy Baking Days
- Key Lime Biscotti from Juanita’s Cocina
- Key Lime Cheesecake from Flour on My Face
- Key Lime Cookie Bars from Supper for a Steal
- Key Lime Truffles from What Smells So Good?
- Lemon Blueberry Polenta Cake from Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Lemon Coconut Cinnamon Rolls from Chocolate Moosey
- Lemon Cookies from Basic N Delicious
- Lemon Cream Pie Push Pops from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Lemon Layer Cake from
- Lemon Ricotta Cake from The Urban Mrs.
- Meyer Lemon Snack Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Mini Meyer Lemon Pies from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Mini Orange Cream & Lemon Cream Scones from The Foodie Army Wife
- No-Bake Lemon Cheese Cakes w/Blueberry-Lemon Sauce from Momma’s Meals
- Olive Oil Cake with Orange Marmalade from Hip Foodie Mom
- Omiyage California Citrus Cake from
- Orange Cake with Orange Syrup from The Lovely Pantry
- Pink Grapefruit Pie from In the Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
- Pink Lemonade Pound Cake from In the Kitchen with KP
- Sugar-Free Lemon Meringue Pie from Webicurean
- Tarte au Citron from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Sour Sips & Drinks:
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