Lemony Shrimp & Asparagus


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.