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chili shrimp with asparagus

Chili Shrimp with Asparagus

This super-quick, super easy, tasty and low-fat stir-fry of Chili Shrimp with Asparagus is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Fish & Seafood, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 245 kcal


  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup minced green onion both white and green portions
  • 4 small red chilies Thai style peppers or 2 serrano peppers, seeded, stemmed and minced, or 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce such as Thai Kitchen
  • 2 teaspoons low-salt soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ½ pounds medium 21/25 per pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus trimmed and sliced into 2 inch pieces on the diagonal


  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil, add the asparagus and blanch for 2 minutes. Immediately plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • Put the oil in a wok or large skillet and turn heat to medium-high. Add the minced spices and cook, stirring constantly, for about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the ketchup, lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and water. Add the shrimp and asparagus; coat with sauce. Cook until the sauce is bubbling and the shrimp turns pink about 5 minutes.


Serving: 1gSodium: 490mgFiber: 1gCholesterol: 259mgCalories: 245kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gFat: 6gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 10g
Keyword asparagus shrimp stir-fry, spicy shrimp with asparagus
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