Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lemon Shrimp & Asparagus Stir-Fry

I love making stir-fry -- it is so easy, and quick to prepare on a weeknight!  And, this one doesn't have a ton of ingredients.  If you pre-chop your asparagus, and prep your shrimp, dinner will be on the table in a snap.

You can change this one up by adding different vegetables -- I may add some onions and red bell peppers the next time. 

21 Day Fix - Lemon Shrimp & Asparagus Stir-Fry

Lemon Shrimp & Asparagus Stir-Fry
(4 servings)

  • 4 tsp. 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
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
Lemon Sauce
  • ⅔ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (leave out for 21 Day Fix)
  • 1 packet Stevia
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  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.
Serve with your choice of rice or a side of mashed or riced cauliflower!

(Recipe modified from homecookingmemories.com.)
21 Day Fixers, each serving = 1 red, 1 tsp., 1 green
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If you give this recipe a try, please let me know!  I would love to hear how it went!

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