[Gabulous Eats] Shrimp & Asparagus Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce

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Looking for a quick, delicious dinner for the fam tonight? Well, try this mouth watering 15-minute meal.  This dish contains two things I love… Shrimp & Asparagus! It’s perfect because it contains equal portions of both. You can also add red pepper flakes to give it a spicy kick!

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INGREDIENTS:
  • 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
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger (Gourmet Garden Ginger Paste)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
Lemon Sauce
  • ⅔ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the lemon sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. 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 ¼ teaspoon salt. Shrimp should be beginning to pink on both sides and be opaque, but just slightly undercooked. Remove from frying pan and place shrimp on a plate.
  3. In 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 ¼ teaspoon salt (or more if needed). Add ginger and garlic and stir to combine with asparagus. Cook for another 30-45 seconds or so.
  4. Pour in lemon sauce mixture into frying pan with asparagus. Add shrimp back into pan and combine sauce with asparagus and shrimp. Simmer for about a minute or until sauce is thickened. Remove from heat and serve.

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