Shrimp & Snow Pea Stir-Fry
From EatingWell: The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)
A stir-fry is all about preparation: you need to have everything ready to go before you start the cooking, which actually takes place in a matter of minutes. Serve this stir-fry over brown rice—or for a more traditional take, over wilted mustard greens splashed with a little rice vinegar.
- 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 1 pound raw shrimp, (21-25 per pound), peeled and deveined
- 3 cups snow peas, trimmed
- 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, sliced
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 1/4 cup dry sherry, (see Ingredient notes)
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, (see Ingredient notes)
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 3 cups mung bean sprouts
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, until pink and beginning to curl, about 1 minute. Transfer the shrimp to a plate (it will finish cooking later).
- Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pan over high heat. Add snow peas, shiitakes and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk sherry, hoisin, soy sauce, cornstarch and pepper in a small bowl.
- Stir bean sprouts, the cooked shrimp and the sherry mixture into the snow pea mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is slightly thickened and the shrimp are cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes.
Tips & Notes
- Ingredient Notes: Don't use the "cooking sherry" sold in many supermarkets—it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, purchase dry sherry that's sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.
- Hoisin sauce is a dark brown, thick, spicy-sweet sauce made with soybeans and a complex mix of spices. Look for it in the Chinese section of your supermarket, and in Asian markets.
Per serving: 305 calories; 10 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 173 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 2 g added sugars; 28 g protein; 4 g fiber; 573 mg sodium; 509 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (130% daily value), Selenium (64% dv), Iron (40% dv), Folate (25% dv), Potassium (17% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 3 lean meat
More From EatingWell
Onions are the perfect accompaniment to almost any savory...
Pesto is an easy way to add flavor without tons of extra...
Having a snack attack? Stock your fridge and pantry with...
Coffee is a healthy and flavorful addition to many desserts...
Coconut is a sweet addition to many healthy breakfast recipes...
The health perks of coffee only add to it's appeal for coffee...
If you’re looking for healthier food to enjoy during the...
Lentils are a versatile, budget-friendly and healthy addition...
Pork chops are a versatile and budget-friendly option for...
Apple recipes are a favorite fall fruit, whether you enjoy...
Make sure you have a quick and easy dinner ready to go next...
If you like your food hot—spicy, that is—we've got some...
Mediterranean cuisine is delicious: it’s rich in fruits,...
This Valentine’s Day, stay in with the ones you love and make...
Ring in the Chinese New Year with these healthy Chinese...
From grilled steak to creamy chicken, our quick and healthy...
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 45 minutes or less
- Main Ingredient
- Preparation/ Technique