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15-Minute Spicy Shrimp & Asparagus

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 256
Protein 28g
Fat 6g
Carbs 21g
Total Time 15 minutes

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15-Minute Spicy Shrimp & Asparagus

Ingredients

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
    • juice from 1/2 lime
    • 1 tablespoon Sriracha (more/less to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced (3 or 4 garlic cloves)
  • 1lb asparagus bundle, chopped (thick asparagus is recommended)
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • 1lb raw jumbo shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
  • Garnish
    • sesame seeds
Steps
  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.
  2. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce.  Set aside.
  3. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat, add olive oil and garlic.  Cook for 1 minute before adding chopped asparagus.  Cook until the outside begins to sear, about 4 minutes.
  4. Toss in mushrooms and cook for an additional minute, then add the raw shrimp.  Mix everything together in the pan for 3 minutes, or until the shrimp begins to plump and turn pink.
  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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Calories
256
Protein
28g
Fat
6g
Carbs
21g
Sodium
Fiber
8g
Sugar
9g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.