Lime Shrimp With Asparagus

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Kendra

This recipe came from a TOH cookbook. The original recipe called for chicken breasts, but I changed it to shrimp. I will probably try making this on the stove instead of in the microwave.

Top Review by Marla Swoffer

I waited until my husband gave me the thumbs up and then I told him I made the whole thing in the microwave! I followed the directions exactly except I had to cook the sauce for several minutes for it to thicken. After I combined everything, it was still hot so I didn't reheat it. The sauce had a wonderful flavor and the textures of the shrimp and asparagus were just right. This is definitely a keeper--thanks for sharing it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put asparagus, garlic and water in a 1 1/2 quart microwave bowl. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes on high until asparagus is crisp-tender. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  2. Put shrimp, red pepper and jalapeno into same bowl. Cover and cook on high for 3 minutes, until shrimp turns pink. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  3. Mix cornstarch, soy sauce, lime juice and lime peel together. Whisk into cookeing juices. Microwave on high (uncovered) for 1 minute, until thick and bubbly.
  4. Stir in shrimp and asparagus. Cook, uncovered, for 30 - 60 secongs until heated through. Serve over rice.

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