Chinese Black Bean Shrimp with Asparagus


Chef Ryan and his daughter love going to one of their favorite Chinese restaurants to get black bean lobster. So, he created this quick and affordable version recipe to make for her at home.

30 min
4 to 6 servings


3 Tbsp
olive oil
3 Tbsp
garlic (minced)
3 Tbsp
fresh ginger (minced)
2 tsp
red pepper flakes (optional)
3 Tbsp
garlic black bean sauce ((Lee Kum Kee brand) )
2 Tbsp
oyster sauce
1 cup
chicken stock
2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
white pepper
2 lb
raw large shrimp, 16 to 20 count (peeled, deveined)
1 lb
asparagus (cut into 1 ½" pieces)
1 bunch
Thai Basil (rough chop)
1 bunch
cilantro (rough chop)
Prep Time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
15 min
Total Time:
30 min


Place a large wok or pan over high heat; add the oil, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes stirring frequently. In a bowl mix black bean sauce, oyster sauce, chicken stock, cornstarch, white pepper and mix well. Add shrimp, and sauce mixture and cook for 2 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, the sauce will thicken and coat the shrimp. Add the asparagus and cook for another 2 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and asparagus is cooked. Add Thai basil and cilantro cook for another minute. Enjoy these delicious shrimp dish with white rice.

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