Apricot-Glazed Shrimp Recipe
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Apricot-Glazed Shrimp Recipe

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"My husband has always been a beef and pork man, but after 53 years, I've finally gotten him to eat seafood," writes Aletha Graves of Bellingham, Washington. "Sometimes I substitute cubed pork for the shrimp, and that's excellent, too!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 471 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 724mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, preserves, soy sauce and sesame seeds until blended; set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry the peppers, onions and garlic in oil for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add shrimp and water chestnuts; stir-fry until shrimp turn pink. Stir broth mixture; add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over rice. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Apricot-Glazed Shrimp in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p22

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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dianeInFv 247728
Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"I really liked this recipe.. it was quick and easy. When I made it, I added a small amount of cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes to the apricot mix, but only enough to add a little spiciness. It was still mild enough that my 2 y/o happily ate it. I love that sweet, spicy, tangy mix of flavors. Thanks for the recipe!"

Rforman123 89907
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"The recipe was easy to make and didn't take long. There was very little apricot flavor. Overall the flavor was muddled."

walkinbuds 74304
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"We enjoyed this recipe very much. I doubled the recipe to make enough for my family and would probably reduce the amount of apricot preserves by 1 or 2 tablespoons as we thought it was a bit too sweet. Thanks for the recipe!"

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