1 lb. fresh asparagus spears cut in 1 1/2" pieces
1 red bell pepper julienned
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons water
3/4 lbs. medium raw shrimp peeled & deveined
1/4 cup soy sauce
5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
In a 2-qt microwave bowl, combine asparagus, red pepper, garlic and water. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Add shrimp; cover & cook for 2 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and asparagus is tender. With a slotted spoon, remove shrimp and veggies; keep warm.
Add soy sauce, lemon juice and peel to the microwave dish. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir into soy sauce mixture.
Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until thicened. Return shrimp mixture to the bowl. toss to coat.
Serve with rice if desired.