Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

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

Grilled Shrimp in Foil!

It’s recipes like this grilled shrimp in foil (and these Shrimp Boil Foil Packets and these Shrimp and Couscous Foil Packets with Avocado Salsa) that finally made me into a shrimp lover. When it’s flavored right and cooked right, sign me up!

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.


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

Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (about 400 – 425 degrees F).
Cut 4 sheets of 14 by 12-inch heavy duty aluminum foil then lay each piece separately on countertop.
Divide shrimp among packs near center then place asparagus to one side of the shrimp (going the long direction of the foil).
Pour 1/2 Tbsp white wine over each. Sprinkle over garlic (1 tsp per packet) and lemon zest then season with salt and pepper.
Divide butter pieces evenly among packets layering them over the shrimp and asparagus.
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).
Grill, sealed side upward, until shrimp has cooked through, about 9 – 10 minutes.
Carefully unwrap then drizzle with lemon juice (or just serve with lemon wedges for spritzing) and sprinkle with parsley.
For baking in the oven: preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cook 13 to 15 minutes.
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.

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