This Asian, healthy shrimp stir fry recipe with snow peas recipe takes 15 minutes to make. It’s low-carb, gluten free, qualifies for Whole30 meal. All reasons for you to enjoy it guilt-free!
Stir fry recipes are generally very healthy and it’s loaded with vegetables and proteins. You throw in almost any vegetable of your choice into the pan, stir fry for few minutes and viola your meal is ready. If you are looking for quick-fix meal for your family dinner on a busy weekday, this healthy stir fry recipe is perfect for you and your family.
Got shrimps in your freezer? Good! You can do a quick shrimp stir fry recipe. Throw in the snow peas or even broccoli if you didn’t have snow peas. Of-course you can use fresh ones, fresh ingredients always make a dish taste amazing, no doubt. Flavor it with soy sauce, ginger, garlic. Season well. Your meal is ready. Snow peas always excite me. It’s so hard to find it here in India. And whenever I see snow peas in the super market I immediately pick them up. I always prefer to stir fry snow peas. Love the slightly crunchy bite to it when stir fry any vegetables. There are of-course other methods of cooking snow peas. You can blanch it or even steam the snow peas.
This soy glazed shrimp stir fry recipe with snow peas was our dinner last week and I have repeated it twice already. Raj did not complain, I think he did enjoy eating it. It’s so easy to make, hardly takes 15 minutes tops from stove to table. Shrimp and snow peas is a wonderful classic combination. Fresh ginger julienne , soy sauce and red chili flakes does all the magic. I ran out of red chili flakes so had to substitute with pepper powder. But definitely use red chili flakes.
Equipment’s used in Stir Fry
Asian skillet or Chinese wok is best for any stir fry. If you have one definitely use that. Woks tend to heat up fast and works best for stir fry. High heat a wok, thrown in the vegetables and proteins, cook each ingredient 30 seconds or slightly more on high heat. That’s it! Delicious one pot/one skillet meals ready to be served. I don’t have a wok, so I managed it in a non stick pan. Make sure you pan that you are using is wide, helps in tossing easily.
A good well sharped knife to cut all the ingredients. This recipe calls for very few cut ingredients. Ginger , garlic and scallions. Stir fry consists of cooking over high heat and it’s really quick it’s best to have all ingredients chopped and prepped. And if you chop small bite size ingredients cooking is very fast. I did ginger julienne and finely chopped garlic. Took me about 5 minutes which as the most time consuming step. The rest is a breeze.
Ingredients that goes in making this best shrimp stir fry recipe
The ingredient that goes into this shrimp stir fry recipes with snow peas is very simple. Asian recipes calls for sesame oil. Soy sauce and ginger is like the heart of the dish, the flavoring agents here. I love garlic, why not. Bland food is BIG NO for us. Chili flakes brings the dish alive. Corn starch or corn flour goes into almost all Chinese cuisine and stir fry dishes to give that thickness and body. I have used rice flour here. And let me tell you it works just like corn starch, trust me. So if you are on gluten free diet you can easily use rice flour and get the same tasty dish. For those who want to go with corn starch please do. Mix corn starch sugar and pepper. Wait I said this dish is healthy, of-course. Cause I tried to make it healthy in all possible ways. Honey went in instead of sugar for making the sauce. Rice flour was used instead of sugar. And please use chili flakes than pepper powder.
Any variations I can try?
Oh yes. There are many in fact. These stir fry recipes are so versatile you can try so many variations.
Use broccoli or green capsicum instead of snow peas. Use chicken thighs instead of shrimp. Make it a dry dish by adding less sauce. Make is more soupy types so you can have a nice gravy over the rice you are serving.
Don’t like rice, serve it over Chinese noodles. YES!
Go ahead and experiment with your own variations.
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Quick shrimp stir fry recipe with snow peas is 15 minutes Asian dish that is going to be your family favorite. It’s low-carb, gluten free, qualifies for Whole30 meal. All reasons for you to enjoy it guilt-free!
- 500 grams shrimp
- 200 grams snow peas
- 3 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoon ginger julienne
- 1 teaspoon garlic finely chopped
- 1/2 cup scallions
- salt to taste
- 3 tablespoon low sodium light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice flour (can substitute with corn starch)
- 1 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic finely chopped
- 2 teaspoon chili flakes (I used pepper powder)
- 2 tablespoon lime juice
- Spring onions
- Sesame seeds
In a bowl whisk all ingredients mentioned under the list ‘For sauce’.
High heat a wok. Add sesame oil and wait until sesame oil is really hot (toasted sesame oil).
Stir fry fresh ginger and garlic in the wok for 5 seconds. Add scallions and toss few times. Throw in clean shrimps and cook 30 seconds high heat. Season the shrimps with pepper powder (use red chili flakes) and salt.
Wash snow peas well. Trim off the stem and add them to the wok. Toss few times.
Pour the sauce and give it a good stir. Keep stirring to avoid sauce turning hard or turning into lumps.
Once sauce is slightly thickened, garnish with spring onions, sesame seeds and remove from heat.
Serve this gingered stir fry shrimp and snow peas with brown rice immediately.
- Use sesame oil for stir fry for best flavors and taste.
- Do not over cook vegetables and shrimp. We want them to be crunchy but cooked.