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Meyer Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

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Why do we love Meyer Lemons so much? Meyer lemons make this Meyer Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus with Brown Rice even better with a sweet citrus tartness that really brings out the flavor.

Meyer Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

It’s absolutely perfect for a quick weeknight dinner but this week we had it for dinner Sunday 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.

Meyer Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

And I’m not sorry. It’s a fabulous meal that we enjoy frequently!

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Meyer Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

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Meyer Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

Meyer Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A versatile side dish or full meal for any event. Makes a great dinner on a busy weeknight.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ¼ cup of onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed meyer lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups of chicken broth
  • 1 ¼ tsp. cornstarch
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil, in a large skillet over medium heat. Once heated, add the peppers, 1 ½ 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.
  2. Remove the vegetables from the heat, and set them aside on a plate. Cover to keep warm.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the chicken broth and stir. Then add the cornstarch and stir and cook until thickened, about 3-4 minutes or so.
  5. Serve this with brown rice, pasta or quinoa.
  6. 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!

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Al Green

Wednesday 30th of October 2013

My wife has been on an asparagus kick for a while now. We keep eating it plain, but this sounds like a great way to spice things up.

Sunithi

Friday 5th of April 2013

Simple and easy shrimp recipe that I know my family will love !! Beautiful pics :)

Nancy @ gottagetbaked

Monday 1st of April 2013

YUM YUM YUM! I'm drooling - no joke. Your photos are gorgeous and that vibrant dish full of delicious ingredients is just jumping off the screen at me. I love everything about this!

Diana @GourmetDrizzles

Monday 1st of April 2013

Beautiful! The colors and the ingredients have me very hungy!!! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try this one ;-)

Stacy

Monday 1st of April 2013

I love this dish with all the bright colors! Anytime I can marry asparagus and shrimp is a good meal for me but the addition of Meyer lemons puts this over the delicious top!

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