Salt and Pepper Stir-Fried Shrimp with Asparagus

Fast, healthful and delicious—it doesn’t get much better than this. Seriously—your dinner will be on the table in 15 minutes. But be warned—it might disappear just as quickly!

Servings: 4


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 1 /2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 8 ounces asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the shrimp and cook until lightly seared but not cooked through, about 1 minute per side. Transfer shrimp to a plate and repeat with 1 tablespoon oil and the remaining shrimp.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and add the ginger, garlic, and jalapeño and cook until fragrant, 10 to 15 seconds. Add the asparagus and cook, stirring, until it is bright green and crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the shrimp, scallions, hoisin, and chili-garlic sauce and cook 1 minute. Add the salt, pepper and sugar and cook, stirring, until shrimp are cooked through, 30 seconds to 1 minute.