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Lime Shrimp with Asparagus Recipe

Lime Shrimp with Asparagus Recipe

For this colorful main dish, I combine shrimp, asparagus and sweet red pepper and flavor them with lime juice, lime peel, garlic and soy sauce. It may look like it takes a long time to prepare, but it goes together fast in the microwave. -Peggy Davies Canon City, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. Place the asparagus, garlic and water in a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Remove with a slotted spoon; keep warm
  • 2. Add shrimp, red pepper and jalapeno to dish. Cover and cook on high for 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove with a slotted spoon; keep warm.
  • 3. In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch, soy sauce, lime juice and lime peel until blended; stir into the cooking juices. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute or until sauce is thickened and bubbly.
  • 4. Stir in shrimp and asparagus mixtures. Cook, uncovered, on high for 30-60 seconds or until heated through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.