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Kevin Curry

15-Minute Spicy Shrimp Asparagus

Hey there fit foodie! I’m right here with you working on some special diet recipes, especially for low carb keto recipes. I want to show you a quick and easy spicy shrimp and asparagus recipe that will blow your generic garlic butter shrimp out of the water. Especially since this is a 15 minute meal that makes healthy dinner prep a breeze. Read on below for tips and tricks to make this recipe a success in your kitchen.

You can call this pan shrimp or asparagus skillet, but whatever you call it will not make it any less tasty. While this particular recipe is flavored like an Asian stir fry, with soy sauce and sesame oil, you can put some different spin on it such as making it cilantro lime flavored, or lemon garlic butter flavored. Lemon garlic butter shrimp is very popular, since lemon garlic and garlic butter are two flavor profiles that have been tried and true. If you want to use less butter, you can cut it with olive oil. The cauliflower rice makes it very keto friendly and provides you with a high veggie content without hurting your diet.

Since this shrimp and asparagus recipe freezes and reheats well, you can portion out the cauliflower rice and the shrimp into microwave safe containers and place them into the freezer for some easy grab and go lunch, or for an easy dinner on nights where you might to too tired from the gym to cook. This way you will have your meals ready for you for the rest of the week.

If you enjoyed this easy shrimp and asparagus recipe, please send me a message or drop me a comment below. I would love to hear how my recipes have changed your ideas of what healthy food could be. To me, nothing is more important than making it easy for you to reach your weight loss and fitness goals while also eating tasty and filling food. Be happy and healthy!

Ingredients for 3 servings

  • “Rice”
    • 3/4 lb raw cauliflower rice
    • 1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage
    • 1/3 cup shredded or diced carrots
    • 3 tablespoons water
  • Sauce
    • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
    • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger
    • 1 teaspoon lime zest
    • 1 tablespoon Sriracha (more/less to taste)
    • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced (3 or 4 garlic cloves)
  • Garnish
    • sesame seeds
  • 1lb asparagus bundle, chopped (thick asparagus is recommended)
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • 1lb raw jumbo shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)


Step 1

Add the ingredients for the “rice” to a bowl.  Mix together, then cover and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes to soften/steam.  Set aside.

Step 2

Mix together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

Step 3

Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat, add olive oil and garlic.  Cook for 1 minute before adding chopped asparagus.  Also,cook until the outside begins to sear, about 4 minutes.

Step 4

Toss in mushrooms and cook for an additional minute, then add the raw shrimp.  Then, mix everything together in the pan for 3 minutes, or until the shrimp begins to plump and turn pink.

Step 5

Add the arrowroot starch to the sauce and stir.   Make a hole in the skillet, and pour in the sauce.  Immediately begin to toss and stir so the sauce does not clump and remove from the skillet from the heat after about 45 seconds to 1 minute.

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Prep 5min
Cook 10min
Total 15min

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!