Stir-Fried Shrimp & Sugar Snap Peas

This shrimp stir-fry has bright flavors from sugar snap peas, garlic and ginger and comes together in less than a half-hour for a quick, healthy meal.

Stir-Fried Shrimp & Sugar Snap Peas
Photo: Eva Kolenko
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chile-garlic sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons peanut or other neutral-flavored vegetable oil, divided

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 pound raw shrimp (21-25 per pound), peeled, deveined and patted dry

  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Whisk broth, sherry, tamari (or soy sauce), chile-garlic sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set next to the stove.

  2. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or 12-inch skillet over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact. Swirl in 1 tablespoon oil, then add garlic and ginger and stir-fry until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Push the mixture to the sides and carefully add shrimp, spreading evenly into one layer. Cook undisturbed for 1 minute. Then stir-fry the shrimp, incorporating the garlic and ginger, until the shrimp just begin to turn pink but are not cooked through, about 30 seconds.

  3. Swirl in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add sugar snap peas and salt; stir-fry until just combined, about 30 seconds. Whisk the reserved broth mixture and swirl it into the pan. Stir-fry until the shrimp are just cooked and the sugar snaps are tender-crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with scallions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g 44%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 541mg 24%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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