Cajun Shrimp & Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Updated: Aug 12, 2019




Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 bunch thin fresh asparagus spears

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 clove garlic crushed (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil or oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Instructions


SHRIMP

1. In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, oil, and spices listed.

2. Heat a large heavy-duty non-stick pan to medium-high heat for 2 minutes.

3. Once the pan is hot, coat the pan with a light drizzle of oil (if using a non-stick pan) .

4. Add shrimp in and cook until charred and cooked through( Do not over-crowd the pan).


ASPARAGUS

1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F

2. Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil.

3. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper.

4. Place the asparagus onto a baking sheet create a single layer making sure none overlap.

5. Bake in the preheated oven until soft (12 to 15 minutes) .

6. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.

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