Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe

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Isabel Published: January 27, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs

Bursting with fresh and delicious flavors, you’ll love this Shrimp and Asparagus that are cooked together in foil packs, soaked in a tasty buttery sauce!

Preparation: 12 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 22 minutes



  • lbslarge shrimp,(21/25) peeled, deveined
  • 2tbspdry white wine,or chicken broth
  • 4tspgarlic,(4 cloves), minced
  • 2tsplemon zest
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6tbspbutter,diced into small cubes
  • tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • 1lbmedium thick asparagus,woody ends trimmed


  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat about 400 to 425 degrees F). 

  2. Cut 4 sheets of 14×12-inch heavy-duty aluminum foil, then lay each piece separately on the countertop.

  3. Divide the shrimp among the packs near the center then place the asparagus to one side of the shrimp (going the long direction of the foil).

  4. Pour ½ tablespoon of white wine over each. Sprinkle over garlic (1 teaspoon per packet) and lemon zest, then season with salt and pepper. 

  5. Divide the butter pieces evenly among packets layering them over the shrimp and asparagus.

  6. Wrap the packets in and crimp the edges together, then wrap the ends up (don’t wrap too tight; keep a little extra space inside for heat to circulate). 

  7. Grill for about 9 to 10 minutes, sealed side upward, until the shrimp have cooked through. 

  8. Carefully unwrap, then drizzle with lemon juice (or just serve with lemon wedges for spritzing) and sprinkle with parsley.

Recipe Notes

  • For baking in the oven: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cook for 13 to 15 minutes.
  • A good side dish for these is couscous, orzo, or rice since there’s that delicious sauce with a little extra to go around.


  • Calories: 311.22kcal
  • Fat: 19.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.45g
  • Trans Fat: 0.73g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.23g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.37g
  • Fiber: 2.87g
  • Sugar: 2.45g
  • Protein: 26.20g
  • Cholesterol: 260.12mg
  • Sodium: 969.58mg
  • Calcium: 138.51mg
  • Potassium: 473.75mg
  • Iron: 3.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 288.93µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.25mg
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