Ginger Shrimp Stir-Fry Recipe
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Ginger Shrimp Stir-Fry Recipe

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Michelle Bentley of Waukesha, Wisconsin knows how to throw together a mouthwatering stir-fry. Ginger and red pepper flakes perk up this appealing seafood dish.—Michelle Bentley, Waukesha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 246 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; set aside. In a small skillet, stir-fry shrimp in oil for 1-2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  2. Stir sauce mixture; add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with rice. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Ginger Shrimp Stir-Fry in Cooking for 2 Winter 2009, p21

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Rick G 163316
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"I've made this recipe several times and it's always delicious. The ginger sauce tastes first class. I usually double it. The "ketchup" might not sound first class but you will be positively surprised! I serve it with stir-fry veggies instead of rice to cut down on carbs. It's a great alternative to shrimp and cocktail sauce and it's good hot or cold."

chimdocs 110228
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"This was great. I made it last week and doubled the recipe for 4 servings and added snap peas. Would certainly make this again."

thomas93514 178365
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"Very easy to make. I followed the directions exactly. Had a wonderful ginger smell and taste."

gingbaby 178364
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"This is great, quick and easy (faster if not using RAW shrimp). I modified it by using chunky salsa instead of ketchup, chopped ginger from a jar, eliminated the sugar, olive oil instead of canola oil. I served it over wild brown rice. Definitely a keeper."

Melstach0102 165208
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"This dish was excellent! I used chicken instead of shrimp. I also threw in squash and zuchini. Agree to double the ingredients for the sauce, but even so, it was very good. The kids loved it!"

delpmeag 142776
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"This was very good. I did double the recipe for the sauce, and if you like a lot of sauce, youwould need to triple it. Also did not have green onion or ginger root, so I used a tsp of dried chives and ginger powder. Will make it again with fresh onion. Husband liked it as well."

Spinmom 177165
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"I tried this last night and will probably make it again with some major modifications. I thought the amount of sauce needed to be tripled and even then it would have lacked flavor. I will increase the red pepper flakes, the ginger, garlic and onion. I think it's a good basic recipe but it definitely needs some tweaking. It's just too bland as written."

marysf 181757
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"can always increase red pepper flakes, ginger and garlic. Also use brown sugar instead of white."

kiltyone 181756
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"No spice, very bland and to serve on rice just makes it worse"

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