Lemon Shrimp with Fresh Vegetables

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  1. Have all ingredients ready for stir-frying: Cut asparagus into 2-inch (5 cm) diagonal pieces; cut onion and tomatoes into wedges; cut cucumber in half lengthwise, then into 1/4-inch (6 mm) chunks; peel shrimp.
  2. Lemon Sauce: In saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, water, lemon juice and vinegar; bring to boil, stirring.
  3. Cook 1 or 2 minutes until thickened.
  4. Season to taste with salt, and add a few drops yellow food coloring if desired.
  5. Keep sauce warm while stir-frying.
  6. In large skillet or wok, heat 2 Tbsp (25 mL) oil.
  7. Add asparagus and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add water and sprinkle lightly with salt; cover and steam until asparagus is nearly tender, about 2 minutes.
  8. Remove asparagus and set aside. Drain skillet. Add remaining oil to skillet. Brown onion and ginger lightly; remove ginger.
  9. Add shrimp and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  10. Add cucumber, tomatoes and asparagus; cover and steam for 2 or 3 minutes just until tender-crisp.
  11. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  12. Stir in lemon sauce and lemon slices; bring to boil, stirring gently.
  13. Serve immediately.

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