Cooking-for-1— “Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp and Asparagus”

This lemon garlic shrimp from “Carlsbad CRAVINGS” is another perfect meal to make for 1 person. Pick up a frozen bag of extra large shrimp and only thaw the amount of shrimp at a time that you need for each meal. That way you don’t have leftover cooked shrimp that goes to waste (Let’s be honest- it is NOT good reheated!)

Here are the changes to make when cooking 1 serving:

3-5 frozen extra large shrimp (Run cool water over shrimp in a colander for speedy thawing- just pat shrimp dry afterward)

5-10 fresh asparagus stalks, fresh

1/2 lemon, cut into thin slices (Do not use bottled lemon juice for this- it’s just not as good)

Toss the asparagus in olive oil and seasonings and move to one side of the pan, just as the recipe says. Then lay your lemon slices in a single layer on the other side. Place the shrimp on top and then season. (If you want even fewer ingredients, sprinkle with Italian seasoning blend instead of garlic, paprika, parsley, salt, and pepper- this comes in a packet at the grocery store next to the chili and taco seasonings.) Then use 1/2 Tbsp butter on both the shrimp and the asparagus.