Stir-Fried Shrimp and Asparagus in Garlic Sauce

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2017

The key to preserving the moisture of the shrimp in this stir-fry recipe is to not stir-fry them at all.

SERVES 4

TIME 45 minutes, plus 30 minutes resting

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We started our shrimp stir-fries by tossing the shrimp with a little salt and sugar and letting them sit for 30 minutes. This not only seasoned the shrimp but also helped them retain moisture during cooking. When the shrimp were almost read...

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