Sheet Pan Garlic Shrimp With Asparagus And Fingerling Potatoes

My sheet pan chicken recipe was well received, so I am adding another easy sheet pan meal to my recipe arsenal.  I love shrimp, including shrimp ceviche.  To me, shrimp is a neutral shellfish.  You can do almost anything with shrimp, provided you don’t overcook them.  They are also a quick-meal option, which I love. Three out of four people in my house love shrimp. My older son is trying, but at 13 is still not a huge fish guy.  If I had to bet, that will change. In the meantime, as long as he continues to try seafood (especially when I make it), then I’m happy.

sheet pan garlic shrimp

To help make this more of a full family meal, I added two vegetables he loves: asparagus and potatoes. This is a simple recipe. Nice flavor, but nothing overpowering. Fingerling potatoes are my favorite potato for oven-roasting. Creamy, flavorful and they crisp up nicely—adding texture. The primary difficulty with a sheet pan dinner is getting everything cooked well, with nothing overdone. After all, vegetables cook differently than protein and potatoes. But convenience matters. And even with professional culinary training, I love easy-to-make meals. So my trick here is timing. You start with the potatoes, add the vegetables, and finish with the shrimp. It’s all in one pan, all in the same oven.  But then you control the cooking times based on when you add items. The result is a lovely summer meal, cooked to perfection, which hopefully all (or at least most) of your family will enjoy.

sheet pan garlic shrimp

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Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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