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Shrimp with Asparagus Stir Fry

Shrimp with Asparagus Stir Fry

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Shrimp with asparagus stir fry is an easy and tasty dish to make! It’s also healthy, and you can serve it as an entrée or eat it family style like we do.

Wild Caught Shrimp vs. Farm Raised Shrimp

I highly recommend wild caught shrimp over farm raised. Now, I am forced to get wild caught shrimp because I am allergic to farm raised shrimp. I break out in hives all over my face when I have more than like 3 shrimps.

Sounds like a pain, but at the same time it really is a blessing in disguise. I did some research on farm raised shrimp – and they are pretty nasty business. Skip to the next session if you are easily grossed out.

Most shrimp farms are super crowded and unsanitary, and loads of pesticides, antibiotics (some that are banned), and chemicals are used to prevent diseases, and this ends up in the shrimp. Salmonella and E. coli have also been detected in imported shrimp. ALSO, it is disgusting! Think mouse hair, rat hair, and pieces of insects – all things that can be found in shrimp farms. Learn more here.

Anyway, sorry, this isn’t very appetizing… my point is get you some good wild caught shrimp! I normally buy Frozen, Peeled, and Deveined Shrimp.

Asparagus Health Benefits

Asparagus is super healthy for you! One cup of cooked asparagus has 40 calories, 4 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 404 milligrams of potassium. That’s awesome because potassium is good for blood pressure. Asparagus is a nutrient-packed vegetable. It is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K! Here’s more info!

How to make shrimp asparagus stir fry?

It’s pretty easy! I’ll show you how. By the way the photos are displaying less shrimp and asparagus than the recipes I provided below because I was only serving like 2 people. The recipe below serves about 4 people.

First, gather your ingredients:

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons michiu / rice cooking wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • Salt, as desired

In a mixing bowl, add the shrimp, cornstarch, rice cooking wine and 1 tsp salt together and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Add cooking oil in a large cooking pan and heat on medium high heat.

In a wok or cooking pan, add shrimp and stir fry for about 30 seconds on each side. Remove shrimp and place aside.

If pan is too dry, add another 1-2 tbsp of cooking oil. Then, add asparagus to pan and stir fry for about 1-2 mins or until the asparagus is bright green.

Return shrimp to the pan, season with salt as desired, and then stir fry for another 30 seconds, or until asparagus and shrimp are cooked thoroughly.

Remove from heat and serve!

Shrimp with Asparagus Stir Fry

Shrimp with Asparagus Stir Fry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons michiu / rice cooking wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

    1. In a mixing bowl, add the shrimp, cornstarch, rice cooking wine and 1 tsp salt together and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
    2. In a large cooking pan, add cooking oil and heat on medium high heat.
    3. In a wok or cooking pan, add shrimp and stir fry for about 30 seconds on each side. Remove shrimp and place aside.
    4. If pan is too dry, add another 1-2 tbsp of cooking oil. Then, add asparagus to pan and stir fry for about 1-2 mins or until the asparagus is bright green.
    5. Return shrimp to the pan, season with salt as desired, and then stir fry for another 30 seconds, or until asparagus and shrimp are cooked thoroughly.
    6. Remove from heat and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1817mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 29g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Keep in mind that if there is a marinade, often times not all the ingredients will be consumed.

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Romanie

Monday 28th of March 2022

Thankyou so much for this easy and delicious receipe.I got both items and I am going to try it.!!! ♥️

TinaTsai

Monday 28th of March 2022

Nice! I hope you enjoy!!

Kat

Saturday 26th of February 2022

Perfect timing - I have asparagus in the fridge and just got some frozen shrimp. I need to keep the carbs down so this is perfect. Thanks so much for posting!

TinaTsai

Saturday 26th of February 2022

That's awesome! I usually use frozen shrimp too, works great!

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