Sesame Shrimp & Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This dish comes together in less than 30 minutes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Combine salt, 2 teaspoons olive oil, and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a small cup or bowl. In a jelly-roll type pan (10 1/2 x 15), toss asparagus with oil mixture; roast 10 to 12 minutes, until tender.
  3. While asparagus is roasting, in a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, green onion, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil; set aside.
  4. In a nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium-high heat until very hot.
  5. Add shrimp; sprinkle with red pepper and cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Arrange shrimp, asparagus, and rice on 2-4 plates; drizzle with desired amount of dressing.


Most Helpful

Fresh asparagus is usually available here, but this was sadly 1 of the times it was not. A girl has to do what a girl has to do, so I made a full recipe using Icelandic baby shrimp & canned asparagus. The absence of fresh asparagus substantially changed the prep as I skipped the entire roasting process & went right to the sauce. Allowing for the high salt content in canned asparagus, I did reduce the 2 oz of soy sauce by 1 tbsp & that worked well. For me at least, garlic seemed to be a must & I added that. This is a very good, quick-fix 1-dish meal, Brenda, & we liked it a lot. Thx for sharing the recipe w/us.

twissis February 07, 2007

This was quick and simple to make. The shrimp and asparagus with rice was good together. I used all of the soy/vinegar dressing on two servings, and I think it was too much for the amount of rice, it made the dish too strong and salty. Next time I make this, I would use 1/2 of the dressing.

KelBel December 09, 2006

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