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Shrimp and asparagus recipes

A super-easy Garlic Shrimp Asparagus Skillet recipe. Quick, easy, and delicious, perfect for a midweek meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp and asparagus, Shrimp and asparagus recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Luda huang


  • frying pan


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1 pound asparagus ends trimmed and each stalk cut into 2-3″ pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley


  • In a small bowl, whisk together all of the cornstarch, lemon juice, soy sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • In a large frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp to pan in a single layer and cook for about 3 minutes, turning them over to cook both sides. Season shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Shrimp should be beginning to pink on both sides and be opaque. Remove from frying pan and place shrimp on a plate.
  • In the same frying pan, heat another 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and cook until asparagus is tender-crisp bright green, and just barely beginning to brown. Season asparagus with 1/4 teaspoon salt (or more if needed). Add lemon zest, ginger, and garlic and stir to combine with asparagus. Cook for another 30 seconds or so.
  • Pour in cornstarch lemon juice mixture into frying pan with asparagus.
  • Add shrimp back into the pan and combine sauce with asparagus and shrimp. Simmer for about a minute or until sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with parsley. Remove from heat and serve.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1427mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1026IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 5mg