Sheet pan Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus with Herbed Couscous is one of the easiest dinners I've made and It's full of gourmet flavor! It can be on the table in 15 minutes or less!

Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus with Herbed Couscous

Sheet pan Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus with Herbed Couscous is one of the easiest dinners I’ve made and It’s full of gourmet flavor! It can be on the table in 15 minutes or less!

Sheet pan Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus with Herbed Couscous is one of the easiest dinners I've made and It's full of gourmet flavor! It can be on the table in 15 minutes or less!Happy spring friends! Danae here from Recipe Runner and I couldn’t be more excited that spring is finally here. The winter was mild this year in Denver and to be honest we actually need a big spring blizzard, it’s so dry. I won’t say that too loud though, because I’ve been loving the sunny 70 degree days.

Another thing I’m loving is the return of spring produce. I always feel like there’s so much more to choose from in spring and summer. Not that fall and winter don’t have some wonderful choices, but the warmer months are overflowing with options.

Sheet pan Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus with Herbed Couscous is one of the easiest dinners I've made and It's full of gourmet flavor! It can be on the table in 15 minutes or less!One of my favorite spring vegetables to cook with is asparagus. I love eating it any way I can get it, but I especially love roasting it the way I did with this Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus with Herbed Couscous.

This is one of those dinners that I could eat at least three nights a week. It takes almost no time to prep and only 10 minutes to cook, that’s right, 10 minutes! One of the best things about shrimp is how quickly they cooks. Once it hits the pan or the oven, it’s ready to be eaten in about 5 minutes.

Sheet pan Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus with Herbed Couscous is one of the easiest dinners I've made and It's full of gourmet flavor! It can be on the table in 15 minutes or less!The other things I love about this Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus is that it’s a sheet pan meal. Sheet pan meals are the best because they leave you with almost no dishes to wash. If you line your sheet pan with foil, it’s even less dishes!

Sheet pan Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus with Herbed Couscous is one of the easiest dinners I've made and It's full of gourmet flavor! It can be on the table in 15 minutes or less!This Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus with Herbed Couscous is perfect for spring because it’s light and fresh, yet still filling. The lemon zest and juice in the recipe add freshness to the meal and it’s a classic flavor pairing for both shrimp and asparagus. Head to the store or your refrigerator and grab some asparagus, shrimp and lemons and make this tonight!

Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus with Herbed Couscous

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 10

Total Time: 15

Ingredients:

Shrimp:

  • 1 1/2 pounds large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Asparagus:

  • 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Herbed Couscous:

  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts (optional)

Directions:

Herbed Couscous:

  1. In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil.
  2. Once boiling add in the salt and couscous and stir together.
  3. Remove from the heat and cover with a lid.
  4. Let the couscous steam for 5 minutes then add in the lemon zest, parsley and black pepper and fluff with a fork.

Lemon Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking oil.
  3. In a large bowl toss together all of the ingredients for the shrimp until coated and set aside.
  4. Place the asparagus on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste. Toss together until coated.
  5. Roast the asparagus in a single layer for 4-6 minutes depending on the size.
  6. Remove from the oven and push the asparagus to one side of the baking sheet.
  7. Dump the shrimp onto the baking sheet and arrange into a single layer.
  8. Roast the shrimp and asparagus for another 5-6 minutes or until the shrimp are opaque and pink.
  9. Remove from the oven and squeeze fresh lemon juice over everything.
  10. Serve on top of the herbed couscous.
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