Shrimp and Asparagus with Chinese Black Beans and Scallions

April 12, 2021 / By Foodland

Shrimp and Asparagus with Chinese Black Beans and Scallions

"A fresh take on the Chinese flavors we love and crave. So easy to toss together for a quick weekday meal!" - Chef Keoni Chang, Chief Food Officer 
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Fish & Seafood
Servings 4 Servings


  • 0.75 pound u-15 Shrimp or 21/25 shrimp(peeled and deveined)
  • 0.5 pound asparagus(woody parts cut off, tender parts cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 4 tablespoons Chinese fermented black beans(roughly chopped)
  • 1 thumb sized piece of fresh ginger(peeled and chopped)
  • 3 stalks of scallions(cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt & fresh cracked pepper(to taste)


  1. Heat a 12-inch saute pan or wok to high heat.
  2. When a few drops of water sizzle and evaporate in the pan, add in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. When the oil shimmers, add in the shrimp in a single layer. Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  3. Allow the shrimp to cook undisturbed for 2 minutes. Toss to flip the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from heat and place on a dish.
  4. Reheat the pan and add in 2 more tablespoons of oil. When the oil is hot, add in the asparagus and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add in the black beans, ginger and scallion and toss.
  5. Add the shrimp back into the pan and toss to combine.
  6. Serve with steamed or fried rice.
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