Teriyaki Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry Recipe

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Maurice Evans Modified: March 22, 2022
Teriyaki Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry Recipe

How To Make Teriyaki Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry

This teriyaki shrimp stir-fry is a simple and healthy meal, made with plump shrimp and tender asparagus, all tossed in a sweet and tangy sauce.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 5tbspsoy sauce,low-sodium
  • 7tbspwater,divided
  • tbsphoney
  • 2tbspbrown sugar,packed, light or dark
  • 2tspfresh ginger,peeled, minced
  • tspgarlic,minced
  • 1tbsprice vinegar
  • ¼tspsesame oil,optional
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • lbslarge shrimp,(21/25)
  • 2tbspcanola oil,or olive oil
  • 1lbasparagus,preferably thicker spears, woody ends trimmed, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • sesame seeds,for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the low-sodium soy sauce, 6 tablespoons of the water, honey, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. 

  2. Bring the mixture to a light boil over medium-high heat. Whisk together the cornstarch with the remaining water, then add to the sauce mixture in the saucepan.

  3. Reduce the heat slightly and allow to boil 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, cover and set aside.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and sauté for about 4 to 5 minutes, until tender. Transfer to a plate. 

  5. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet, then add the shrimp. Cook the first side for about 1½ minutes, then flip and cook the opposite side for another 1½ minutes until cooked through. 

  6. Add in the asparagus, pour in the teriyaki sauce, and toss everything to evenly coat.

  7. Serve warm over white or brown rice, garnish with sesame seeds, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 266.06kcal
  • Fat: 8.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.99g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.29g
  • Fiber: 2.63g
  • Sugar: 17.42g
  • Protein: 23.55g
  • Cholesterol: 178.60mg
  • Sodium: 1906.55mg
  • Calcium: 118.01mg
  • Potassium: 497.59mg
  • Iron: 3.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 119.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.79mg
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