Average: 2.3 (39 votes)

Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry

A simple stir-fry that’s ready in thirty minutes! Fresh shrimp, crisp-yet-tender vegetables, a hint of soy and the zing of ginger. Stir-frying is quick, so it limits nutrient loss. This shrimp and vegetable stir-fry is fast food that’s healthy, too. Serve on white or brown rice.

Ingredients
1⁄3 cup reduced-salt soy sauce
1⁄4 cup white wine
2 tablespoons cornstarch
11⁄2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
500 g large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
250 g broccoli florets
1 large red pepper, cut into strips
1 large yellow pepper, cut into strips
120 g snow peas
100 g whole baby corn
1⁄2 cup sliced water chestnuts
4 green onions, cut diagonally into 5 cm pieces
Directions
  1. Blend 2⁄3 cup water, the soy sauce, wine, cornstarch and ginger in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large wok or large deep frying pan over medium-high heat until hot. Stir-fry the garlic until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and stir-fry until pink, about 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the broccoli florets to the wok and stir-fry until they are bright green, about 2 minutes. Add the red and yellow pepper strips and snow peas and stir-fry until they are just tender but still crisp, about 1 minute longer.
  3. Return the shrimp to the wok. Add the baby corn, water chestnuts and green onions. Pour in the sauce mixture and stir-fry the shrimp and vegetables until the sauce thickens and boils, about 1 minute. Serve.
preparation time 20 mins
cooking time 10 mins
serves 4
Nutritional information

PER SERVING

233 calories
24 g protein
7 g total fat
1 g saturated fat
116 mg cholesterol
18 g total carbohydrate
7 g sugars
6 g fibre
1064 mg sodium

Stir-frying is an ideal method for cooking shrimp. If cooked too long or at too high a temperature, shrimp become unpleasantly dry and tough.

 
Other recipes you might like
Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup
Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup

Packed with flavour, mixing pasta with chicken and a bounty of just-tender vegetables, it is easy to see why chicken noodle soup is traditionally eaten as a restorative. »

Tagliatelle with Green Sauce
Tagliatelle with Green Sauce

This simple vegetable and yogurt sauce is ready in as little time as it takes to cook and drain the fresh pasta. »

Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cream of Mushroom Soup

This is a superb, creamy mushroom soup that can start off a festive dinner party or holiday celebration. »

Shape-Shifter Smoothie
Shape-Shifter Smoothie

This antioxidant-rich smoothie is packed with the goodness of greens. »

Cottage Pie
Cottage Pie

Ground turkey breast is lean, and you need a little olive oil to brown it. »

 
Browse all recipes
 

Ad Tag bigbox

Don't miss a day of Best Health

Contests

Answer and you could win!

Enter to win one of three (3) Kleenex Prize Packs!

WIN THE BEST!

Enter for your chance to be 1 of 4 lucky readers to WIN over $250 in amazing prizes.

Healthy Recipe Search

Browse all recipes
nbsp;


  • readersdigest
  • selection
  • besthealthmag
  • plaisirssante
  • ourcanada
  • moreourcanada
  • tasteofhome