Fresh basil, minced garlic and lemon with a buttery sauce drizzled over shrimp and broccolini, then roasted to perfection—a delicious, simple one-pan meal that will be ready to eat in just minutes!
We stay busy—nearly every minute of our day is scheduled for something: our jobs, activities with the kids, then work at home in the yard or on the many projects we’ve started, weekends on the road to visit my dad, and on and on. I like it this way, too. I enjoy staying productive as long as I get to squeeze in some time with the dirt and flowers.
However, sometimes with our schedules, there isn’t time to “whip up” a huge meal with lots of ingredients. That’s why I am a MAJOR fan of one-pan dinners. They’re quick, simple and can be effortlessly delicious in no time at all.
The kids love shrimp and would eat it every day if they could. Lemon, garlic shrimp is classic and always super tasty, but after you add fresh basil and butter, your taste buds will thank you by doing a little happy dance. The broccolini is the perfect companion for this shrimp, too—the right amount of softness with just the right amount of crisp on the edges. When you try this meal, you will love it!
3 16-ounce packages of shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails off, thawed
3 heads of baby broccoli
4 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup butter melted
1 1/4 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 lemons, sliced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cover a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Chop 2-3 inches off the ends of the broccolini, separate and place evenly on pan.
Pour 4 tablespoons of olive oil on broccolini and mix until well-covered.
Place pan in oven and roast for 7 minutes.
While broccolini is roasting, mix melted butter, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, minced garlic and salt.
Pull broccolini out of oven after 7 minutes; spread shrimp evenly on pan, careful to keep ingredients in one layer. Pour butter mixture over broccolini and shrimp.
**Note: Raw shrimp is white and almost translucent as shown in the photo below. When cooked, shrimp will turn pink and opaque.
Top with freshly chopped basil and lemon slices. Roast for 15 minutes, until shrimp is opaque.