Dijon Shrimp Scampi over Fresh Asparagus

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Our family LOVES a good shrimp scampi. Truth is, we would probably eat a pasta dish every day of the week, if we could. This year, I’ve been trying to substitute pasta for healthier, alternative options, like fresh veggies.  Pair them with our favorite dijon shrimp scampi recipe and they’ll be raving about it for days!

While there are so many shrimp scampi recipes out there, we’ve found that by using fresh, high quality ingredients, it makes a world of difference.  If you’re on a budget, schedule your shrimp scampi dinners for a week that shrimp is on sale at your local market. Another secret… I use vegan buttery sticks or vegetable oil spread. You’d be surprised how the flavor changes.

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What I love most about this particular shrimp scampi sauce, is the zing from the Silver Spring Foods Dijon Mustard. There are many on the market, but none come close to Silver Spring. Silver Spring Foods is family-owned and operated since 1929. Silver Spring’s products are the secret to making any dish full of flavor.

They don’t just make mustard. Silver Spring Foods is the world’s largest grower and processor of horseradish. They offer 24 different horseradish products, all of which can give your summer dishes zing. My favorite is the applewood smoke flavored horseradish. I often add it to deviled eggs or hummus. I think horseradish is so underrated. It can be added to so many recipes for that extra kick!

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Dijon Shrimp Scampi over Fresh Asparagus


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Love shrimp scampi but looking for a low carb option? This recipe is a family favorite and is the perfect Summer dish!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Large Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1/3 cup Silver Spring Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley (chopped fine)
  • Salt + Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 bunch Fresh Asparagus
  • 3 tbsp Water

Instructions

  1. Melt 1/2 cup of butter with garlic in large pan.
  2. Saute shrimp over medium-high heat approx 3-5 minutes (until they turn pink), flipping half way through. 
  3. Remove shrimp, set aside and lower heat to low.
  4. Add dijon mustard, remaining butter, lemon juice and 1/2 of the parsley. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Whisk together.
  5. In a separate pan, add asparagus and water. Cover and cook for approx. 3-4 minutes. You want the asparagus to be crisp, but cooked.
  6. Meanwhile, if you find there are lumps in your dijon sauce, strain it and return sauce and shrimp to the pan. Add most of the remaining parsley, leaving just enough for garnish.
  7. Drain asparagus and plate, topping with shrimp.
  8. Drizzle sauce on top, sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve.

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Instead of pasta, trying pairing fresh veggies with this dijon shrimp scampi recipe!

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If your family isn’t a fan of asparagus, you can substitute it for green beans, broccoli, cauliflower or, if you’re feeling carbs, it’s obviously amazing over any type of pasta. You can also turn this into an incredible appetizer by slicing and toasting a fresh baguette, adding butter and garlic and topping with the dijon shrimp scampi. So good!

I dare you to give our dijon shrimp scampi a try. I’d love to hear what you think. Would you add or remove any ingredients? Maybe you’d top yours with fresh, shaved parmesan cheese? The possibilities with this dish are really endless. Just make sure you use Silver Spring dijon mustard, because you deserve the best!

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Pair fresh asparagus with our go-to dijon shrimp scampi recipe and they'll be raving about it for days! #giveitzing #sponsored

*In partnership with Silver Spring Foods. All opinions are my own.



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  • Tisha
    April 30, 2020

    Adding the dijon mustard is a great idea! I’ve never thought of using that for shrimp, can’t wait to try this!

  • Jolene
    April 29, 2020

    I love shrimp scampi. My kids will love it over spaghetti!

  • Marta
    April 29, 2020

    I can’t wait to make this! I just bought a pound of the most beautiful shrimp!
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  • Melanie
    April 29, 2020

    This is the second shrimp recipe I have found today that has left my mouth watering! I think I may need to rethink my lunch choices!

  • Valerie
    July 29, 2019

    I love how easy this is to make. Hubby would love it as he’s a big fan of both shrimp and asparagus but doesn’t get either very often.
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  • April!
    July 11, 2019

    This looks so healthy and delicious! I’ve never thought of serving shrimp over asparagus!

  • Kileen
    July 10, 2019

    This recipe looks absolutely delicious! I love shrimp, so definitely need to add this to my recipe book!

  • Am
    July 10, 2019

    Omg! Pinned and saved for tomorrow’s diner I literally have all of these ingredients for once ironically 😂

  • Tami
    July 9, 2019

    Dijon mustard makes almost anything taste better. I’m curious to see how it improves asparagus.
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  • I seriously love asparagus. My favorite way to cook it is with just olive oil, lemon and salt; my second favorite way is with a little bit of spicy mustard. Yum!!
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    • Heather
      July 9, 2019

      YESSS!!! I could eat asparagus all day long. The combo of scampi sauce and asparagus is amazing!

  • PIA BERNALDO
    May 13, 2019

    I love shrimps! This looks so tasteful! I think I’m gonna go home now and cook some shrimps!

  • Amy Smith
    May 7, 2019

    I love anything that involves Silver Springs Dijon Mustard. It’s sooo yummy! I am going to try this recipe very soon!

  • Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    May 4, 2019

    I love Shrimp Scampi but I haven’t tried puting dijon on it. Will try it out next time..

  • Snehal
    May 4, 2019

    Shrimps are my fave! However I have never tried this dish with asparagus! Sounds good for this weekend’s meal! 🙂

  • Rachel
    May 4, 2019

    My family would devour this. It would be gone in seconds. I am going to have to give it a try.

  • emman damian
    May 4, 2019

    Dijon Shrimp Scampi over Fresh Asparagus looks so good! I really love that it is healthy and so yummy!

  • Jessica Hughes
    May 3, 2019

    This looks amazing! Love all of the fresh ingredients!

  • April
    May 3, 2019

    I love shrimp scampi, but I had never thought about adding mustard to it. This looks so healthy and delicious!

  • Arielle
    May 3, 2019

    Omg yum, this recipe sounds so good!

  • Susan Carraretto
    May 3, 2019

    So tasty! I love how this is served over asparagus… that’s one of my fave veggies.

  • Sheila Rhodes
    May 3, 2019

    This look so yummy and keto friendly! The blend of spices and mustard sounds interesting. I love asparagus!

  • Amberly
    May 3, 2019

    Yum!!! I’m not a fan of shrimp, but it always looks really delicious!

  • Clair
    May 3, 2019

    What a delicious and simple recipe! We will have to give this a try since we love some shrimp!

  • Julie I Aloha Lovely
    May 3, 2019

    Love, love, love the simplicity of this dish! Amazing food doesn’t need to be complicated 🙂

  • Keikilani
    May 3, 2019

    We love shrimp and I can’t wait to try this recipe. I can’t get enough of mustard flavored dishes.

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    May 3, 2019

    I absolutely love shrimp scampi and this sounds like a delicious version. I totally need to make this over the weekend.

  • Tess
    May 3, 2019

    This looks awesome! I love that plate too-and shrimp!

  • Tamara
    May 3, 2019

    I will have to forward this recipe to my mom. She loves shrimp scampi so much.

  • Jennifer
    May 3, 2019

    I love a good shrimp scampi. I never thought about adding it just over asparagus and skipping the pasta. This is a great idea.

  • Nancy Horn
    May 3, 2019

    That looks absolutely scrumptious! We are huge shrimp fans in my house and horseradish is delish (I just bought a bottle).

  • Terri Steffes
    May 3, 2019

    This looks delicious! I know that I love the simplicity of this meal! But you didn’t give up the flavor!

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore
    May 3, 2019

    I love how flavorful this is!! So yummy!

  • Brett
    May 3, 2019

    Ohhh. This is going on the menu next week! My family loves shrimp and asparagus! Looks simply divine!

  • Ruth I
    May 3, 2019

    Ahh, this looks so good! I haven’t tasted a dish like this so I’m excited to try it.

  • Sherry
    May 3, 2019

    This dish looks absolutely delicious. I love asparagus. I’m not a big fan of shrimp but I am sure with the dijon mustard it would taste great.

  • Erin Knight
    May 2, 2019

    This looks so delicious. I love shrimp and asparagus, and when you can make a dish with the combination of both, I am sold.

  • Tasheena
    May 2, 2019

    This would be perfect to make for my family this weekend. I’m looking forward to giving this a try. My family loves seafood.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc
    May 2, 2019

    We love shrimp and this is another recipe I can try. I love discovering new ways to serve a family favorite!

  • KeshiaRichmond
    May 2, 2019

    I love shrimp scampi and with Dijon I imagine it even more decadent! I sub out the asparagus though. Yummy!

  • CherishingFlo
    May 2, 2019

    This looks so good! I looove shrimp dishes and asparagus ???

  • Catherine @ To & Fro Fam
    May 2, 2019

    I love using dijon mustard in my cooking! This recipe looks like it’d pair so nicely with the tangy, slightly spicy mustard.

  • Krista
    May 2, 2019

    I just bought shrimp and was looking for something different to do with it. I have never though to pair mustard and shrimp together but I’m going to be giving this a try. Thank you.

  • Heather
    May 2, 2019

    This dish looks incredible. I am making a low carb meal tonight with shrimp in fact!

  • Marcie W.
    May 2, 2019

    As a pescatarian, I eat a lot of seafood. This dish sounds amazing and super flavorful. Perfection!

  • Brianne
    May 2, 2019

    Oh WOW! This recipe sounds delicious! Asparagus is one of my favorite side dishes. As a matter of fact, this is making me hungry to make it soon!

  • Bill Sweeney
    May 2, 2019

    Dijon shrimp sounds interesting and amazing. We’ll have to have this some time. I look forward to making this.

  • Crystal Lopez
    May 2, 2019

    I love how easy this recipe looks! This is a winner in my book when I have to feed my family! The kids would like it over spaghetti but I would love the asparagus version.

  • Stacie
    May 2, 2019

    Holy shellfish shenanigans, Batman! That looks so delicious. I have to make it. I’ve never had dijon with shrimp before.

    • Heather
      May 2, 2019

      It’s such a great combo! You have to try it!

  • Dannii
    May 2, 2019

    I love dijon and I love shrimp, but I have never had them together. It sounds amazing and such a lovely light summer meal. I can’t wait to try.

    • Heather
      May 2, 2019

      Let me know what you think! They go so well together.

  • Lisa Martin
    May 2, 2019

    This looks Amazing! I have got to pick up the stuff to make it over the weekend!

  • Amber Myers
    May 2, 2019

    My husband and kids will be all about this. They love their seafood. I wish I liked it, but I’ll still make some for them now and again.

  • Melissa Chapman
    May 2, 2019

    My son could eat shrimp every day if we gave it to him. Having this great recipe with asparagus is a good way to get them the veggies and greens.

  • Nancy L
    May 2, 2019

    I am always looking for a new way to serve up shrimp and dijon, lemon and garlic sound delicious together. Definitely bookmarking this recipe to make this Friday (our seafood day)!

  • Jeanette
    May 2, 2019

    That looks amazing! It looks healthy, it looks delicious and I think I will have to make it.

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