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Skillet Shrimp and Asparagus

Skillet Shrimp and Asparagus
  • Meal

    Main Dish

  • Cusine



1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 medium onion, quartered, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 pound small red skinned new potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices or small dice


Pinch of black pepper

1/2 cup water

3/4 pound of asparagus, woody ends discarded, spears thinly sliced on the diagonal

1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp , 16-20 count

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons minced chives or green onion greens


Sauté onions and garlic: Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the sliced onions and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, cook a minute more. Add potatoes, water, cover and cook: Add the potatoes and 1/2 cup water. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, until the potatoes are almost cooked through. Add asparagus: Add the thinly sliced asparagus, toss with the potato mixture, cover and cook for one minute. Add the shrimp, lemon juice, lemon zest, chives: Add the shrimp, lemon juice, lemon zest, and chives. Toss and cover and cook until shrimp is just cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add more salt or pepper to taste.