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Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce Recipe

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Brandie Valenzuela
  • Yield: 3 -4 1x


This quick and easy Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce recipe is full of amazing flavor — and it’s good for you too!


  • 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 (Gourmet Garden Ginger Paste)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Lemon Sauce

  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 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 1/4 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 1/4 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.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stir-Fry
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: easy recipe, lemon, spring recipe, lemon sauce, vegetables, easy dinner recipe,

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