Stir fry meals are one of the healthiest options available because they are usually loaded with veggies and whole grains. They are also popular because they are a complete meal in a single pot. They can be served vegetarian, but taste great with proteins like chicken and beef, too. In this case, shrimp adds a little seafood flair to the evening meal. Love seafood? It loves you, too! Find out why here.
Shrimp dishes are not just for special occasions. Stir fry shrimp is a great way to introduce your family to Asian style cooking or to create a simple dish your entire family will love. Shrimp meals are also great when you want to mix up your usual weekly servings of fish. If you have grown tired of salmon, tuna, and other common choices for the moment, shrimp makes a great alternative.
This dish is great during every season. Choose the freshest veggies during the heart of the harvest season or swap frozen for fresh when necessary.
Yields: About 5 Cups | Serving Size: 1/2 Cup (not including rice or pasta) | Calories: 117 | Total Fat: 2 gm | Saturated Fats: 0 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 103 mg | Sodium: 272 mg | Carbohydrates: 10 gm | Dietary Fiber: 1 gm | Sugars: 6 gm | Protein: 15 gm | SmartPoints: 3 |
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp Hoisin sauce
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- 4-6 green onions (thinly sliced)
- 1/2 pound fresh snow peas (trimmed, and ready to use)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 Tbsp minced fresh gingerroot (I like the kind that comes in the tube in the fresh herb section)
- Toasted sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
- Serve over cooked brown rice, Soba noodles or brown rice noodles.
- In a small bowl, combine first six ingredients whisking until smooth; set aside.
- In a wok or large non-stick skillet, stir fry shrimp in 1 tsp sesame oil and 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth; about 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove with spoon to separate plate and keep warm.
- Add green onion to skillet/wok and stir fry for about 3 minutes. Next add the snow peas and stir fry for 3 minutes more until peas are crisp-tender. Add garlic and ginger root; cook 2 more minutes.
- Add sauce mixture to the wok/skillet, bring to a simmer. Add shrimp and heat through. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve over brown rice.
This recipe contributed by Dishing With Leslie
“This dish is a very simple shrimp stir fry. You can easily add more veggies to it if you wish. This is exactly how I prepare it for my family.” –Leslie
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