Jumbo Shrimp and Asparagus


If you don't love asparagus, this will bring you into the fold. It's fantastic.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups water

  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 24 large fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut in half lengthwise

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger root

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dry sherry

  • salt to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring two cups of water to a boil. Cook asparagus in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of liquid.

  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the shrimp pieces until the color changes, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in asparagus with reserved liquid , and season with ginger, soy sauce, sugar, sherry and salt to taste. Continue to cook for 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 538mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 383mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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