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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.
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


  • 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


  • 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.


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