Easy Lemon Asparagus Shrimp Recipe

By Rena |

This Easy Lemon Asparagus Shrimp Recipe can be prepared in less than 2o minutes. They are perfect for lunch and served over quinoa or brown rice. Also perfect for those who love to meal prep.

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Easy Lemon Asparagus Shrimp Recipe

There is a 99% chance your family is going to love this Easy to make Lemon Asparagus Shrimp Recipe. What’s not to love about shrimp? Although, adding lemon and ginger to the finale is going to make it that much better! You can find asparagus all year round and you just cannot go wrong adding this delightful vegetable to your dishes. Not to mention, this shrimp asparagus recipe will be perfect for those who meal prep.

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How do you wash asparagus before cooking?

Place the asparagus in a pan or bowl and run them under cold water for a few minutes while rubbing your hands through them to remove any dirt or grit. When making this Asparagus Shrimp Recipe, you will need to cut them into 2-inch pieces. But first, you will have to trim the bottom 1 inch of your asparagus where its more woody in texture. To dry the asparagus, you can place them in between two paper towel and roll them for a minute.

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How do you remove the bitterness out of Asparagus?

You can soak your asparagus in some vinegar for about 5 minutes before washing and trimming to neutralize the bitterness some people usually feel when eating asparagus, especially if eating it raw in salads. When cooking asparagus you can add some vinegar or lemon to it as I did with this easy Asparagus Shrimp Recipe. So long as you trim the bottom woody part of your asparagus all will be good.

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Easy Lemon Asparagus Shrimp Recipe

A quick and easy stir-fry with shrimp and asparagus that's ready in 15 minutes.
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 and 1/4 pound asparagus ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges for serving
  • Optional: steamed brown rice for serving

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • In a large pan heat the 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the shrimp with salt and pepper and add to the pan, cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, or until shrimp are pink and opaque.
  • Add the ginger and cook for one more minute.
  • Add the soy sauce mixture to the shrimp and vegetables and toss to coat; cook for one more minute. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve the stir-fry over brown rice if desired. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1635mg | Potassium: 119mg | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2.8mg
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