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Stir-fry Asparagus with Shrimp

Stir-fry Asparagus with Shrimp
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Stir-fry Asparagus with Shrimp

Asparagus with shrimp stir-fry. Easy and healthy Chinese asparagus dish with brown sauce. Make it in less than 30 minutes.

I created and shot this stir-fry asparagus with shrimp recipe more than two months ago. The pictures have been sitting on my computer desktop for months but I hadn’t had a chance to post it on Rasa Malaysia because I have lost the recipe!! Sigh. That’s basically the story of my life being a recipe developer and food blogger. As I cook the dish, I have to scramble and quickly jot down the quantity of ingredients used, sauces, seasoning, etc., on something—a piece of paper, iPhone Notes, an envelop sitting on my counter top, or even a tear-out of newspaper, catalog, coupon, whatever I can grab a hold of at that particular point in time.

And then, as soon as the Stir-fry Asparagus with Shrimp is done, I dash out to my garage where I keep all of photography props, quickly set up the props and plate the dish, and grab my DSLR hoping that I can still manage to capture the freshness of the dish before it turns “stale” on the photos. After some serious clicking, including climbing up and down a chair for the best top-down shots, I sit down and take a breather, and then I clear out my cluttered and messy kitchen counter top, tossing away all the unused ingredients, AS WELL AS the paper which I jotted down the recipe. Down they go into the trash can, and the recipe that I have been working on for the past hour or so, poof, gone forever.

Stir-fry Asparagus with Shrimp

That was what happened to me on this asparagus with shrimp recipe. I had to make the dish again, and then repeat the chores mentioned above, to share the recipe here with you. Tough. Not. Easy. As. You. Think. And I am sure most of you thought that I have it easy…just whip up something in a breeze and then miracle happens and you see the recipes on Rasa Malaysia.

Anyway, stir-fry asparagus is an easy Chinese vegetable dish to make and it goes well with steamed rice and other meat dishes, and a soup. When buying asparagus, always try to choose the most tender ones with thinner stems, which have less fibers. If you have time, peel off the outer skin of the stems using a peeler. Stir-fry with some shrimp, and the classic Chinese brown sauce, and you have a wonderful Chinese vegetable dish that is healthy and delightful!

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  1. Dennis Gerber

    As usual – the simplicity of this recipe, defies the great taste. It looked so good I had to try it as soon as I saw it. The only thing I didn’t have was some fresh asparagus, and some fresh shrimp, which a quick trip to my corner grocery store fixed. Made it back in time for dinner. Can’t say enough – wonderful blend of flavors.

  2. LOL I try to write down first how I plan to make the dish. Then as I adjust ingredients and amounts as I cook, I try to remember the changes. I then quickly write them down as soon as I am done. But sometimes, (a lot of times – too many times), my memory fails me. lol And there is no other option but to try again. Thanks for posting! This looks delicious!

  3. Haha. I can totally relate. For me it’s a mad dash from kitchen to photography setting, frenzied snapping of pics, quick checking of said pics on the computer to see if they’re decent and if so, put everything away to edit the images on Photoshop or if not, more frantic picture taking before the food gets too dry, the herbs wilt or whatever that happens when it sits for too long!

    Good job getting the best of this dish on take two and having the patience to do it again!

    PS: I love any sort of greens in oyster/sesame oil/sugar combo. Never tried it with asparagus though. Yum!

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