shrimp and asparagus

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: red pepper flakes for spice
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. Prep the Shrimp and Asparagus:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the shrimp, trimmed asparagus spears, olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, paprika, salt, black pepper, and optional red pepper flakes. Toss until everything is evenly coated.
  2. Air Fry the Shrimp and Asparagus:
    • Place the marinated shrimp and asparagus in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they are not overcrowded.
    • Air fry at 400°F (200°C) for about 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time for even cooking.
  3. Check Doneness:
    • The shrimp should be pink and opaque, and the asparagus should be tender-crisp. Cook for an additional minute or two if needed.
  4. Serve:
    • Remove the air fryer shrimp and asparagus from the basket and transfer them to a serving platter.
    • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley for a pop of color and freshness.


  • If you prefer extra crispy asparagus, you can coat the spears with a light dusting of breadcrumbs or grated Parmesan cheese before air frying.
  • Serve the air fryer shrimp and asparagus with a side of lemon wedges for squeezing over the dish before eating.
  • This dish is versatile and can be served as a main course with rice or pasta, or as a flavorful appetizer.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 190 kcal
  • Total Fat: 9g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 173mg
  • Sodium: 383mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 6g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 24g

This air fryer shrimp and asparagus recipe is quick, easy, and full of fresh flavors. Enjoy the delicious combination of tender shrimp and vibrant asparagus in a zesty garlic-lemon marinade!

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