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Asparagus Shrimp Spaghetti

yield: 2 servingsprep time: 5 minscook time: 15 mins


This pasta dish features fresh asparagus and juicy shrimps in a simple lemon garlic sauce. The light and vibrant flavors make it the perfect summer dish. Plus how gorgeous are the colors!


  • 200g asparagus
  • 200g peeled and deveined shrimps
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 112g spaghetti
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 10g grated parmesan (to serve)


  1. Mince garlic. Wash asparagus well, trim off the stalks and cut into 2-inch pieces.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1 cup cooking water and drain. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add asparagus and cook until tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Add shrimps and cook until they change color.
  6. Add lemon juice, spaghetti and a splash of pasta cooking water. Toss until everything is evenly coated in the sauce. Add more pasta cooking water if needed.
  7. Remove from heat and sprinkle freshly grated parmesan and more black pepper. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • Make sure you wash the asparagus well to get rid of all the sandy grit.
  • If using frozen shrimps, defrost and pat dry before using.
  • For dairy-free, substitute butter with olive oil and parmesan with a plant-based alternative.
  • Feel free to use any variety of spaghetti eg. gluten-free, wholewheat, high-protein etc to suit your dietary needs.
  • For a lower-carb option, replace half of the spaghetti with equal amount of zoodles.

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