Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry! Ready in less than 30 minutes, light and fresh!!

Is anyone else ready for some light and fresh meals after that chocolate bunny-filled weekend we just had?!

I sure am!

That’s why I’m loving this Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry that I made for Better Homes and Gardens.

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

This stir-fry is packed full of fresh and seasonal asparagus, snap peas and plump shrimp. The sauce is lightly sweetened with a touch of brown sugar and brightened up with some rice vinegar and soy sauce.

The best thing about it is that it’s ready in less than 30 minutes!

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

My whole family totally devoured this refreshingly light dinner. I paired it with some white rice and spring rolls… completely delicious!

I am definitely going to be needing quick and easy dinners like these over the next few weeks as my kitchen is being demolished and rebuilt. I have my camp stove set up on my back porch so I can still cook in the meanwhile, but it’s practically a battle zone in the kitchen. Workers in and out, lots of dust and debris. I’m sure it will be totally worth it in the end though. 🙂

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

Seriously though, grab the recipe for this delicious dinner and enjoy it!!

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Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry is the perfect light and fresh meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6
Calories: 185 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled, tails on
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound asparagus spears, fresh
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated fresh
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 cups sugar snap pea pods, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, freshly chopped


  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper then sauté in 1 tbsp of vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large wok for 3 to 5 minutes, or until no longer translucent. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  • Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. If desired, scrape off scales. Cut asparagus diagonally into 2-inch pieces (you should have about 3 cups).
  • Pour remaining vegetable oil into the wok; heat wok over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic; cook and stir for 15 seconds. Add asparagus, sweet pepper, and red onion; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add sugar snap peas and sesame seeds; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and sesame oil to vegetable mixture; return shrimp to wok and toss gently to coat. Stir in cilantro. Use a slotted spoon for serving.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1557IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 4mg
Keywords: asparagus, Ginger, onion, pea pods, shrimp, stir fry
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
15 Responses
  1. Sarah

    Hi. This might be a dumb question. But do you think that if i dont have a wok and i do it in a regular pot it will come out the same?

    1. Shawn

      I just made zoodles last night!! I got myself a spiralizer and you can better believe there will be some zoodle recipes coming to the blog soon! 🙂

  2. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Looks so fabulous and springy! The perfect weeknight meal. Love that it has shrimp, which is a protein I rarely cook with yet love a ton!

    1. Shawn

      Girl, shrimp is the best because it’s a quick protein that tastes phenomenal. You should definitely try this one out! 🙂

  3. Carol at Wild Goose Mama

    I have asparagus at home that has been begging me to use it creatively!!!! Stir fry is easy enough to handle after I have worked all day. I have been eating so much asparagus I should be green. But hey it’s spring—right? I love the color of the pink shrimp with the green by the way. Plus hard and soft for textures.
    I don’t normally talk about ME, but please make note of the slight name change from Wild Goose Tea.
    New web design too—whoopee and I will be adding some new features!

    1. Shawn

      Asparagus is the best, I say use it all up! How exciting about your new site design! Congrats!! Love the new name too! 🙂

  4. Malinda @countrysidecravings

    This looks really good and will be a nice meal for the hot summer days when I want something light. I’m excited for you! A new kitchen will be fun!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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