Shrimp Asparagus in Garlic Butter Yuzu


Who doesn’t like garlic butter?  And better yet garlic butter shrimp?  I was really in the mood for seafood because well, being low-carb/keto, you can only eat so much chicken, beef, and pork before you’re like, “ENOUGH!” 

That is why I decided to create a shrimp dish.  It’s a pretty classic recipe except for a few ingredients.

One, in particular, is Yuzu.  A Japanese fruit that tastes like a mix of grapefruit, lemon, and mandarin.  In dishes, it adds a tart citrusy element similar to that of a lemon. 

Don’t worry if you don’t have a Yuzu tree growing in your backyard.  We don’t either!  However, you can find bottled Yuzu juice that tastes just as good in many Asian stores or Amazon.

If you want to just use lemon, that is fine as well although it won’t have the complexity that Yuzu possesses.  Either way, with garlic butter you can’t go wrong so let’s get cooking!

Note: It’s best to have all ingredients ready as this entire cooking process goes very fast and overcooking can result in rubbery shrimp.

Prepping Time 10M

Cook Time 5M

Total Time 15M

Net Carb/Serv ~4g

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Peeled Shrimp
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Handful of Asparagus
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 4-5 Clove Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Yuzu
  • 1/2 Lemon Squeeze
  • Togarashi (Optional to taste)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Peel shrimp and set aside.

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

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

5) In a skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.

6) Place shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until pink depending on the size of shrimp.

7) Add asparagus and stir-fry with shrimp for 1 minute.

8) Add butter and garlic.  Continue stir-frying until butter has melted.

9) Immediately stir in Yuzu, squeeze of lemon and Togarashi (optional for spice).  Combine well and remove from heat.

 

10) Plate and serve.

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Shrimp Asparagus in Garlic Butter Yuzu

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Shrimp and Asparagus. So flavorful and tasty. Net Carb / Serving 4g. Step by step directions with pictures make this recipe so quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: ketoseafood, Ketoshrimpstirfry, ketovegetables, lowcarbseafood, lowcarbstirfry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Peeled Shrimp
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 8-10 Stalks Asparagus
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 4-5 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Yuzu
  • 1/2 Whole Lemon
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi Optional to taste

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Peel shrimp and set aside.
  • Cut asparagus into 2" inch pieces. Set aside.
  • Grind garlic or use a garlic press and set aside.
  • In a skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.
  • Place shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until pink depending on the size of shrimp.
  • Add asparagus and stir-fry with shrimp for 1 minute.
  • Add butter and garlic. Continue stir-frying until butter has melted.
  • Immediately stir in yuzu, squeeze of lemon and togarashi (optional for spice). Combine well and remove from heat.
  • Plate and serve.

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