Among many other vegetables, asparagus is one of the few that is packed with many types of nutrients such as fiber, potassium and folic acid. These nutrients help in regulating your blood pressure and keeping your digestive system healthy.
It not only taste crunchy and delicious, it’s also extremely low in calories. Best of all, you can easily cook it in any way (steam/roast/fried) and add in with other ingredients.
Try out this recipe that we have sourced for you which you can have it as a main dish or over a rice of your choice. The mix of the shrimp, asparagus and the refreshing lemon sauce would make you want seconds!
- 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/ ginger paste
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
Optional: Add 1 whole sliced bell pepper & red pepper flakes for additional flavour and colour/ an extra kick.
- 2/3 cup chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon corn-starch
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Whisk together all of the lemon sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan.
- Add shrimp in a single layer and cook for about 3 minutes, turning them over to cook both sides. Season them with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Shrimp should begin to turn pink on both sides and be opaque, but just slightly undercooked. Remove from frying pan and place shrimp aside.
- In same frying pan, heat another 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and cook until it is tender-crisp, bright green, and just barely beginning to brown. Season asparagus with 1/4 teaspoon salt (or more if needed).
- Add ginger and garlic and stir to combine with asparagus. Cook it for another 30-45 seconds or so.
- 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.
Recipe and image courtesy www.homecookingmemoriesk.com