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📋Healthy Shrimp Stir-Fry with Snow Peas

Quick shrimp stir-fry with snow peas is 15 minutes Asian dish that is going to be your family favorite. It’s low-carb, gluten free, and a great weeknight meal. All reasons for you to enjoy it guilt-free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 358kcal

Equipment

  • Wok
  • Tongs
  • Small mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 3 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon ginger julienne
  • 1 teaspoon garlic finely chopped
  • ½ cup scallions
  • salt to taste

For sauce-

  • 3 tablespoon low sodium light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch (I prefer to use rice flour for no specific reason in place of corn starch)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic finely chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground pepper (substitution - red pepper flakes)
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

For garnish

  • Spring onions
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  • 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 (do add red chili flakes if you like to add a bit of kick to the dish) 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. 

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Notes

Oil : Use sesame oil for stir fry for best flavors and taste. 
Vegetables : Do not over cook vegetables and shrimp. We want them to be cooked to crunchy texture. 
Veggies Substitutions : You can swap snow peas with your favorite vegetable. Use broccoli, bell peppers instead. Or just use what ever vegetable you want.
Frozen Shrimps : If using frozen shrimp, defrost the shrimp in a bowl overnight in fridge (natural defrosting).  Discard all the liquids collected in the bowl during defrosting.  DO NOT defrost shrimp in microwave.
 
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 2186mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 32.6mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 4.7mg