Shrimp Asparagus in Garlic Butter

Tender shrimp and asparagus sautéed in a fragrant garlic butter sauce.  Low carb, healthy and packed with protein, this simple shrimp stir fry recipe is a quick and easy meal for any shrimp lover!

Shrimp asparagus stir fry in garlic butter served on white plate, top down shot.

Who doesn’t love garlic butter? And better yet, garlic butter shrimp?

Every time I make this dish, it’s always a hit with my friends and family so of course, I am here to share with you all this wonderful and easy recipe.

Garlic butter shrimp and asparagus stir fry may sound like a classic recipe, but with the addition of our special ingredient, Yuzu, you will find this recipe stands out from the rest!

The complex flavors of yuzu give it a unique taste that compliments shrimp perfectly.  It adds a tart citrusy element similar to that of lemon but with more depth.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a Yuzu tree growing in the backyard, we usually use bottled yuzu that can be purchased at many Asian grocery stores or Amazon.

Shrimp asparagus stir fry in garlic butter served on white plate, side angle shot.

What is Shrimp Asparagus in Garlic Butter Stir Fry?

Tender shrimp and asparagus are sautéed in a garlic butter sauce then topped with lemon and yuzu juice.

What kind of shrimp is best to use for stir frying?

We have use both fresh and frozen large shrimp for the recipe and both has worked out well.

If using frozen shrimp just make sure to thaw it out per instructions on the packaging and drain the water before cooking.

Do you have any tips and tricks to making this garlic butter stir fry shrimp recipe?

  • Use a large frying pan and be sure not to crowd the pan.
  • Prepare all the ingredients before you start cooking since stir frying is a very fast process once you start.
  • Cook on the burner with the strongest heat.  You want strong heat when stir frying.
  • Turn off the heat once the garlic butter goes in so you make sure not to burn the butter
  • If you’re a super fan of garlic like my family is, you can add more garlic to your liking.  If you are not, then feel free to only use one or two cloves.

Shrimp asparagus stir fry in garlic butter served on white plate, top down shot.

Looking for more shrimp recipes? Check these out!

Either way, with garlic butter you can’t go wrong so let’s get stir frying this shrimp asparagus recipe!

  • Prepping Time 10M
  • Cook Time 5M
  • Total Time 15M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~4g
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Peeled Shrimp
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 5-6 Stalks of Asparagus
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 4-5 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Yuzu (optional)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Peel shrimp if needed and set aside.

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3) Cut asparagus into 2″ inch pieces.  Set aside.

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4) Grind garlic or use a garlic press and set aside.

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5) In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and bring up to temp, around 2-3 minutes.  Once the oil starts to lightly smoke,   place shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until pink.

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6) Next add asparagus and cook for 1 minute.

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7) Add butter and garlic and continue stir-frying until the butter has melted.  Once melted, immediately stir in optional Yuzu and a squeeze of lemon.  Combine well and transfer to a serving plate.

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Shrimp Asparagus in Garlic Butter

Tender shrimp and asparagus sautéed in a fragrant garlic butter sauce. Low carb, healthy and packed with protein, this simple shrimp stir fry recipe is a quick and easy meal for any shrimp lover!
5 from 5 votes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Worldwide
Keyword: healthy shrimp recipe, shrimp stir fry recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 406kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Shrimp Peeled
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 5-6 Stalks Asparagus
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 4-5 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Yuzu optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Shrimp Asparagus in Garlic Butter Recipe (1)
  • Peel shrimp and set aside.
    Shrimp Asparagus in Garlic Butter Recipe (3)
  • Cut asparagus into 2" inch pieces. Set aside.
    Shrimp Asparagus in Garlic Butter Recipe (2)
  • Grind garlic or use a garlic press and set aside.
    Shrimp Asparagus in Garlic Butter Recipe (4)
  • In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and bring up to temp, around 2-3 minutes. Once the oil starts to lightly smoke, place shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until pink.
    Shrimp Asparagus in Garlic Butter Recipe (7)
  • Next add asparagus and cook for 1 minute.
    Shrimp Asparagus in Garlic Butter Recipe (8)
  • Add butter and garlic and continue stir-frying until the butter has melted. Once melted, immediately stir in optional Yuzu and a squeeze of lemon. Combine well and transfer to a serving plate.
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Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 602mg | Sodium: 1864mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 652IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 349mg | Iron: 6mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. Virginia Flynn

    I made a half recipe this tonight using lemon juice instead of Yuzu, and finished it with about 1/4 c fat free evaporated milk I had on hand, stirred in to warm just before serving. You mention the time it takes to make it but not the time to eat it. Gone in about 5 minutes!! Quick and easy. Very good and a keeper! Thank you from this newbie Keto dieter!

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