Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry Recipe

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Category: 30 Minute Meal
  • Method: Stir-Fry
  • Cuisine: Asian


This Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry is not only super healthy; it is so easy to make and packed with so much flavor! Best of all, it’s ready in less than 20 minutes!


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail-on
  • 1 lb asparagus, ends trimmed, stalks cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4-6 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 thumb ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Dash of pepper


Prepare the sauce by combining soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and pepper.

Heat 4 tablespoons cooking oil in a wok over medium-high heat. As soon as the wok starts to smoke a little, add the shrimp. Allow one side of the shrimp to cook for about 30 seconds before stir-frying.

When shrimp is half-way cooked, stir in half of the sauce. Stir-fry till shrimp is cooked, then remove from the wok.

Add a splash of cooking oil into the wok if needed, then toss in the asparagus. Stir-fry for 3 – 4 minutes, allowing the asparagus to char slightly.

As soon as the asparagus is cooked, add the ginger and onion. When onion starts to turn translucent, add the remaining sauce.

Return the shrimp to the wok; give everything a good stir to combine all ingredients.

Enjoy over steamed rice.