“This attractive and delicious stir-fry makes a perfect dinner for two,” says Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey. “Mandarin oranges and snow peas add color and flavor, plus it's quick and easy to make.”
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 package (6 ounces) frozen snow peas, thawed
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
- Hot cooked rice, optional
- Drain oranges, reserving juice; set oranges aside. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, salt, ginger and reserved juice until smooth. Stir in soy sauce; set aside.
- In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry the peas, mushrooms and onion in oil for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add shrimp and garlic; stir-fry 3 minutes longer.
- Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Add oranges. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Almond Shrimp in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p55
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
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