Many years ago we were on an Atkins kick – and this was one of our favorite recipe. It’s become a good stand-by for nights like last night, when Jim left our [planned] dinner in the fridge at the shop. We always have shrimp in the freezer and they thaw in half an hour under running water.
Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus in Orange Sauce
- 1 ib raw shrimp
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 2 large oranges
- ½ tspn red pepper flakes
- ½ tspn cumin
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- Peel the shrimp and clean them, making sure they are properly de-veined. Pat them dry.
- I always put salt on the shrimp at this point and toss them in the bowl. That way they are better seasoned
- Cut the hard stalk off the asparagus (or break them)
- Melt oil and a tspn of butter in a skillet
- Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until they become aromatic
- Add shrimp and toss until they start colouring – about 5 minutes
- Add cumin
- Add Asparagus to the pan and toss gently with the shrimp
- Squeeze the juice of 2 large oranges into the skillet and continue to cook for another 5 minutes
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Add the rest of the butter to the skillet and stir until melted.
- Serve with garlic bread or crunchy baguette unless you're dieting!
This recipe is a show-stopper. It’s delicious; a one skillet meal; and it takes just 30 minutes from start to finish.
The Red pepper flakes give this dish a bit of a kick. My favourite flavour combination is the cumin and orange.
The butter adds a silky texture to the sauce – but isn’t absolutely necessary! Speaking of the sauce – you WILL want to drink what’s left in your bowl – I promise!
The best news of all, is that per serving, this meal is 3 WW Smart Points.
I calculated the cost of this recipe – and for 4 people it came to $13!
If you’re “allowed”, this goes really well with cheesy garlic bread.