Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

07.06.2017

Shrimp Foil Packs are quick to make yet the are brimming with bright fresh flavor. And to think I was once a shrimp hater.

It’s recipes like so (and these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets and these Shrimp and Couscous Foil Packets with Avocado Salsa) that finally made me change my ways. When it’s flavored right and cooked right and sign me up!

Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

An Easy Foil Pack Recipe!

Let’s just put it this way, you neeeeed these Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce in your life! The flavors are spot on delicious and clean up couldn’t be easier!

The way the rich and tangy lemon butter sauce is the perfect compliment to shrimp, and the fresh asparagus too.

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Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

How to Make Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs

  • Preheat grill and cut sheets of foil.
  • Divid shrimp and asparagus among foil packs, laying side by side.
  • Add in white wine, garlic, and lemon zest then season with salt and pepper.
  • Divide butter among packs.
  • Wrap foil and seal edges.
  • Grill, sealed side upward, until shrimp has cooked through, about 9 – 10 minutes.
  • Carefully unwrap then drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with parsley.

Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Why Use “Medium Thick” Asparagus?

Big thick asparagus spears won’t be done by the time the shrimp is and thin asparagus may end overcooked and too soft, so for best results stick with medium thick spears.

Can I Bake These?

Of course you can bake these as well – which is perfect come winter or if you don’t own a grill. Cook at 425 degrees for 9 – 13 minutes.

What Should I Serve with These?

A good side dish for these is couscous, orzo or rice since you’ll have that delicious sauce with a little extra to go around. Or keep it lower carb and go with something like cauliflower rice. Just don’t be stingy with the garlic (as you’ll notice I went with 1 tsp per serving, it’s a key flavor here).

Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

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Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

4.9 from 19 votes

Shrimp and Asparagus are cooked together in individual foil packs in a rich buttery sauce. The bright lemon pairs perfectly here and the garlic adds so much flavor. Cook them on the grill or in the oven.

Servings: 4
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs large (21/25) shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 4 tsp minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp butter diced into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lb medium thickness asparagus woody ends trimmed

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (about 400 - 425 degrees). 

  2. Cut 4 sheets of 14 by 12-inch heavy duty aluminum foil then lay each piece separately on countertop.
  3. Divide shrimp among packs near center then place asparagus to one side of the shrimp (going the long direction of the foil).

  4. Pour 1/2 Tbsp white wine over each. Sprinkle over garlic (1 tsp per packet) and lemon zest then season with salt and pepper. 

  5. Divide butter pieces evenly among packets layering them over the shrimp and asparagus.
  6. Wrap packets in and crimp edges together then wrap ends up (don't wrap too tight - keep a little extra space inside for heat to circulate). 
  7. Grill, sealed side upward, until shrimp has cooked through, about 9 - 10 minutes. 

  8. Carefully unwrap then drizzle with lemon juice (or just serve with lemon wedges for spritzing) and sprinkle with parsley.
  9. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Recipe Notes

  • For baking in the oven: preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook 9 - 13 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 474mg158%
Sodium 356mg15%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1550IU31%
Vitamin C 20.2mg24%
Calcium 287mg29%
Iron 6.2mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shrimp Asparagus Foil Packs
Calories: 358 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

69 comments

  • Danielle: Is this recioe using raw shrimp? July 31, 2019 at 12:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes unless a recipe specifies “cooked shrimp” you should be starting with raw so it’s not cooked twice. Hope you enjoy! July 31, 2019 at 12:57pm Reply

  • Kim: Do you think this would work with fresh green beans? July 15, 2019 at 10:17am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes definitely but I’d probably par boil first unless you like them tender crisp. July 15, 2019 at 8:11pm Reply

  • kathy Horan: How would you do this recipe using frozen deviened shrimp July 14, 2019 at 2:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Just thaw them first – overnight in the fridge or under cool running water as directed on the package, then peel and add as directed. Hope you enjoy! July 14, 2019 at 10:20pm Reply

    • Samantha: This recipe was so good! I made it with shrimp and chicken since my husband isn’t a huge seafood lover (his foil pack was mostly chicken with one lonely shrimp!) I used chicken tenderloins so they would cook faster and put the chicken in the packets first for 10 minutes, then added the shrimp and asparagus to cook for an additional 20 minutes. Everything came out juicy and cooked perfectly! I accompanied it with some alfredo angel hair pasta and italian seasoned bread. So good! July 24, 2019 at 5:02pm Reply

      • Jaclyn: Thanks for the idea, sounds delish! July 24, 2019 at 9:18pm Reply

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