One Pan Sriracha Honey Shrimp & Asparagus | 20 Minute Meals

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spicy shrimp dinner

What’s Up, Hungry People

I’m always on the hunt for easy meals that don’t require much from me – and guess what? This dish is a home run: super simple to make, hardly any mess, and it’s satisfying to the last bite!

On one of those lazy Saturday afternoons, I managed to throw together this meal for lunch in roughly twenty minutes (and let me tell you, we devoured it in less than five!): sriracha shrimp and garlic asparagus.

The beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity and the cooking method, which is split into two ten-minute intervals. This approach ensures the asparagus stays crisp and full of flavor, perfectly complementing the shrimp that’s been tantalizingly infused with sriracha and honey.

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Here’s What You Need

  • Asparagus: Adds a crunchy texture and a fresh, slightly grassy flavor.
  • Shrimp: The star of the dish, offering a sweet, meaty texture and rich flavor.
  • Olive oil: Provides fat for cooking and helps to carry the flavors of the dish.
  • Sriracha: Adds a spicy, garlicky kick that brightens up the shrimp.
  • Honey: Balances the heat of sriracha with its sweet, sticky goodness.
  • Minced ginger: Contributes a warm, spicy bite that complements both the shrimp and asparagus.
  • Paprika: Offers sweet, smoky undertones to the overall flavor profile.
  • Red pepper flakes: Brings an additional heat element, adding depth to the spice.
  • Parsley: Used as a garnish, it adds a fresh, herby finish to the dish.
  • Cherry tomatoes: Provide a juicy, acidic burst that contrasts the spicy shrimp.
  • Basil: Infuses the tomatoes with a sweet, peppery flavor.
  • Parmesan cheese: Adds a nutty, salty layer of flavor, enhancing both the asparagus and tomatoes.
  • Butter: Introduces a rich, creamy element, helping to mellow out the dish’s heat.
  • Salt & pepper: Fundamental seasonings that enhance the natural flavors of the ingredients.
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Let’s Cook!

First things first, let’s heat that oven up to 375°F. Grab your asparagus and show those tough ends who’s boss by giving them a good snap off. Lay them out on a baking sheet like they’re sunbathing in a single, even layer. Hit them with a good pinch of salt and pepper, sprinkle on minced garlic, and then give them a nice olive oil shower. Let’s get those bad boys baking for a solid ten minutes.

Shrimp Time

While our green friends are getting toasty, let’s get our shrimp ready for the spotlight. In a bowl, mix together the sriracha, honey, the rest of the olive oil, paprika, ginger, red pepper flakes, and a sprinkle of parsley. It’s like a spa bath for shrimp, minus the cucumbers. Toss your shrimp in there until they’re all cozied up in that spicy-sweet goodness.

Bringing It All Together

After those ten minutes are up, take the asparagus out but don’t turn off the heat; we’re not done yet. Nudge the asparagus over to make some room for our shrimp pals, and lay them out nice and neat. Then, let’s give the cherry tomatoes their moment by putting them in the corner with a sprinkle of basil and Parmesan, and don’t forget to pop some butter slices on top of the tomatoes and shrimp for that melt-in-your-mouth magic.

Pop it all back in the oven for another ten minutes or until the shrimp are pink and proud. Once done, give it a chef’s kiss of parsley and Parmesan to garnish.

Pro Tips for Sriracha Shrimp and Garlic Asparagus

  • Choosing Your Shrimp: Opt for fresh, or frozen and thawed, shrimp for the best flavor and texture. Shrimp should be firm, clean-smelling, and bright in color.
  • Asparagus Prep: Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus stalks by bending them until they break. This naturally separates the tough part from the tender.
  • Balancing Flavors: If the dish is too spicy, add more honey to balance the heat with sweetness. Conversely, if it’s too sweet, a bit more sriracha or red pepper flakes can up the heat level.
  • Cooking to Perfection: Keep an eye on the oven during the final minutes of baking. Overcooked shrimp can become rubbery, and asparagus should remain crisp-tender.
  • Serving Suggestions: Serve this dish over a bed of fluffy rice or alongside crusty bread to soak up all the delicious flavors.

Well, Hungry People, that wraps up our little culinary escapade with sriracha shrimp and garlic asparagus. It’s a testament to how a few quality ingredients, when thrown together with a bit of care, can turn into something pretty spectacular.

Whether you’re looking to impress some dinner guests, treat yourself after a long day, or just need to feed your soul with something good, this dish has got you covered. It’s quick, it’s easy, and yes, it’s incredibly satisfying. So next time you find yourself in a dinner rut, remember this little number and give it a go. Trust me, it’s a straightforward way to whip up a meal that feels a bit special without all the fuss. Enjoy!

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One Pan Sriracha Honey Shrimp & Asparagus | 20 Minute Meals

The Starving Chef
Enjoy a quick and flavorful meal with spicy sriracha shrimp and crispy garlic asparagus.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Quick & Easy
Servings 4



  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Trim the hard ends off the asparagus and arrange them in a single layer on a large jelly roll baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Spread on the minced garlic then drizzle with three tablespoons of olive oil. Bake for ten minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the sriracha, honey, remaining olive oil, paprika, ginger, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Pour over the shrimp and stir until completely covered.
  • Remove the asparagus from the oven, keeping the heat on. Gently push the asparagus to the side of the baking sheet to make room for the shrimp. Spread the shrimp in a single layer, leaving a corner of space free.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes in a pile in the remaining corner of the baking sheet. Season with basil and sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese. Place one slice of butter on top of the tomatoes, and the remaining slices of butter on top of the shrimp.
  • Bake for an additional ten minutes, or until the shrimp is pink and cooked through. Garnish with fresh parsley and additional Parmesan cheese, as desired. Enjoy!


Keyword asparagus, honey, shrimp, sriracha
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