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Chili Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

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I love everything stir fry! Here is a great shrimp recipe with a little heat. If you don’t like spicy food, omit the chili pepper, if you like heat, you can add as much as you like.

Chili Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

5 from 6 votes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 /4


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce, use tamari for gluten free
  • 1 tsp sherry
  • 1 tbsp grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 chili pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 lb large shrimp, cleaned
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Stir together soy sauce, sherry and ginger; set aside.
  • In a wok, heat 1 tsp sesame oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Add shrimp and cook until shrimp turns white, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from wok and set aside.
  • Add remaining oil to wok.
  • When oil is hot, add asparagus and cook 5 minutes or until tender-crisp, stirring frequently.
  • Add garlic.
  • Add peppers and stir another minute.
  • Add shrimp back into the wok.
  • Pour sauce over everything and mix another minute.
  • Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over rice if desired.

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Serving: 1 /4, Calories: 148.6 kcal, Carbohydrates: 8.9 g, Protein: 21.3 g, Fat: 3.2 g, Sodium: 494.8 mg, Fiber: 2.9 g, Sugar: 1.2 g


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26 comments on “Chili Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry”

  1. Awesome only thing I swapped out was the sherry didn’t have any used white wine instead (pinot grigio) making this again for dinner

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    Shelley Brown

    I played with this recipe.
    I roasted the asparagus & pepper for 15 mins at 400 after spraying them with Pam & sprinkling with garlic salt. At that point I added one pound of 16-20 sized raw shrimp-sprayed with z butter Pam and roasted ,still at 400 for another 10 mins.
    I added the sesame oil to the sauce ingredients and along with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch , 1/2 t granulated garlic & 1/2 t ground ginger . I added the sauce to a wok along with the roasted veggies & shrimp & a ladle of the starchy water from 6 Oz of whole wheat linguini along with the cooked pasta , tossed all together.
    Served 4 .

  3. Delicious!! I’ve made this several times, each time a little different than before, adding in a variety of veggies. Easy and delicious!! 

  4. This was fast, easy, and delicious! I added some sugar snap peas, red onion, and basil.

    I served it with some brown rice and a sprinkle of everything but the bagel seasoning.

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    Carol Roberts

    I liked this very much. I did add mushrooms, onion and a red pepper. I was not sure what chili pepper but I used a poblano pepper. Also after adding the shrimp and sauce, I did add some sriracha sauce.
    Used the recipe guidelines and added a little of my own. Thank you & love your website!

  6. This is so yummy!!! A+
    I didn’t have a chili pepper so I used 1 t red pepper flakes.

    I have decided I don’t need a Recipe board on Pinterest, I just use your website. Thank you so much for sharing such nutritious, tasty recipes! 

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    Dale Chastain

    My friend wants to visit in my house and I'm looking for some dish that I can cook for him. And I think this is the perfect food that I can serve to him.

    Easy Stir Fry

  8. I followed the recipe and added other veggies like broccoli, carrots, onions, and mushrooms. It came out like a stir-fry and tasted sensational. I recommend that if you're looking for an extra CRUNCH

  9. I've had to go gluten free recently and I was craving stir fry – low and behold Gina saves the day AGAIN! I made this for dinner last night and Oh My Word, it was DELICIOUS! So good and so easy.

  10. this looks great… but whats the measurement for a serving?

  11. Hi Gina,
    How many points is this recipe using the new points plus system?? I want to prepare this on Friday! Thanks

  12. I made this last night and we liked it alot. Instead of a chili pepper, I used 1/4 t of red pepper flakes and I used a red pepper instead of a bell pepper – quite yummy and going into our regular rotation.

  13. Hi! I’m so glad I found your blog! I made this stir fry and it was really delicious! Here’s the link to it in my blog:

    I linked back to you in my post. Just FYI, you don’t list garlic in the ingredients list, but it’s mentioned in the recipe, so I guessed and used two cloves. Thanks again for the great recipe, and I hope to use more!

  14. Love your site. Always looking for great low cal recipes. I will list you as a link on my site. Check out my site…I am trying to feed my teens and not gain a dress size in the process ha ha