Spicy Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1.5 lbs medium raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 whole bunch asparagus rinsed and trimmed
  • 1.5 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha or Franks hot sauce
  • 1 pinch chili pepper flakes optional
  • 1/2 whole lemon juiced
  • Fresh chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish


  • Place a large non-stick skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon ghee over medium heat. Add the asparagus and season to taste. Saute until the asparagus is crisp-tender, 4-6 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add remaining 2 tablespoons ghee and add shrimp. Season with salt and pepper, cook 1-2 minutes on one side.
  • Add the minced garlic, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine and flip the shrimp to cook on the opposite side.
  • Cook for 1 minute then add 1/4 cup vegetable stock and Sriracha. Allow the sauce to reduce for 1 minute, making sure not to overcook the shrimp.
  • Push shrimp on the side and add asparagus back to the pan. Stir asparagus to coat them into the sauce and squeeze half of a lemon over the top of the shrimp and asparagus. Allow asparagus to reheat for 1-2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat, garnish with cilantro, lemon slices, and red crushed chili pepper if you like. Serve the shrimp and asparagus immediately.


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