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Garlic Almond Shrimp

 Garlic Almond Shrimp
“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.”
3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without rice) equals 230 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 739 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.