This simple shrimp and asparagus recipe is guaranteed to taste great!

Need a delicious meal but don’t have a lot of time? This fast shrimp and asparagus recipe will let you try something new and stay on track with your low-fat, low-carb diet and meal plan. There’s nothing quite like the simple pairing of shrimp and vegetables to satisfy your appetite. The texture of perfectly cooked asparagus is a great way to offset the tenderness of shrimp, and both combine to provide a delicious medley of  flavors that are guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.

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INGREDIENTS

7 Oz Shrimp, peeled & deveined
1 Tbsp Ginger, minced
1 Tsp Garlic, minced
2 Cup Asparagus, blanched & chopped
1/2 Lime, juiced
1/4 Tsp Grape seed oil

DIRECTIONS

step #1

Before trying this recipe, take a moment to learn how to blanch vegetables and discover the best way to cook asparagus.

step #2

Heat up a non-stick pan with grape seed oil before adding your peeled and deveined shrimp. Cooking shrimp that are still in their shells helps protect the meat, so keep an eye on peeled shrimp to make sure they don't wind up tough and overcooked.

step #3

Next, add in minced garlic and sauté with the shrimp. Optionally, you can add a touch of ginger for a more complex flavor profile.

step #4

Add your chopped and blanched asparagus. Remember, because you've already blanched the asparagus, you really only need to reheat it and let the flavors in the pan infuse with this delicious vegetable.

step #5

Once everything's cooked, squeeze in the juice of half a lime to deglaze the pan. This will lift off oils and juices that get cooked onto the pan and add even greater flavor to your meal.

step #6

Ready to serve!

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Did you know?

Asparagus is packed with nutrients and vitamins. It’s a great source of folate, fiber, and vitamins A, C, E, and K – and it also happens to be a great veggie to fight cancer with. Asparagus is rich in glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down certain carcinogens and free radicals in your body. The folate in asparagus is also a great partner for vitamin B12 (which just so happens to be found in shrimp) in helping prevent cognitive impairment. which will keep your brain working at its best for years to come.

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