Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spicy Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus

Yes, sometimes I actually cook instead of bake!  This is a recipe I found while going through some cooking blogs that looked quick, easy, & healthy.  I used asparagus instead of green beans, because it's what I had!  We both liked this dish - it was just the right mix of spicy & a little sweet.

Recipe (slightly adapted) from Stephanie Cooks

3 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2 tsp. sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. fresh grated ginger
1 tbsp. oil (sesame preferred, vegetable/olive will work)
2 tsp. chili sauce
2 tsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 4 tsp. cold water
1/2 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
1 lb asparagus, steamed
Sesame seeds

1- Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl, whisk well to combine (soy sauce through chili sauce).
2- Add to a small sauce pan, bring to a boil. Let the sauce simmer for 2 minutes.
3- Stir in the dissolved cornstarch mix. Return to a simmer, cook until thickened (it should coat a spoon).
4- In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, add the shrimp. Cook until both sides are cooked through. Add the cooked asparagus to the skillet, along with the sauce. Stir well to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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