Light, Healthy and Speedy Shrimp and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

January 7, 2009

Shrimp and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

I thought I would share another stir-fry recipe I developed for Cooking Light magazine last January for a “Superfast” story. This recipe is so fast that you’re not going to believe it.  It takes literally 6 minutes to cook, start to finish. It’s a complete meal too: lean protein from shrimp, freshness and crunch from bell pepper and snow peas, and Asian flavor from sesame oil, ginger, and soy sauce. Need I say more? Oh, by the way, it’s under 7 grams of fat and under 300 calories per serving. 

Shrimp and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 6 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings


1  teaspoon dark sesame oil

2  tablespoons bottled minced fresh ginger or grated fresh ginger

3  tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

2  tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar

2  teaspoons sugar

1  teaspoon bottled minced garlic

1  small red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

1  small red onion, cut into 8 wedges

1  cup snow peas, trimmed

1 1/2  pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp

3 t ablespoons sesame seeds, toasted


1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

2. Combine ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and garlic, stirring with a whisk.

3. Add bell pepper and onion to pan; stir-fry 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add snow peas and shrimp; stir-fry 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Add soy sauce mixture, and cook 1 minute. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.


One Response to “Light, Healthy and Speedy Shrimp and Snow Pea Stir-Fry”

  1. What a delightful tribute recipe to shrimp! The recipe is healthy and delicious, pretty much perfection, especially if you enjoy an Asian flavor flare.

    We wanted to suggest some variations. There are some members of our staff who cannot eat bell peppers for the indigestion (that would be me…). The peppers could be left out all together OR replaced by chopped heads of broccoli. Yum!

    Also, you could toss in a squeeze of lemon juice and some lemon zest.

    If you would like a saucier dish to pour over rice or noodles, you could add a cup of orange juice for a different, yet zesty flavor. With the ginger, soy, and sesame it’s a delicious twist.

    Thanks for all the great, healthy recipes. We love shrimp at Island Bounty!

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