Sassy Shrimp Stir-Fry Recipe
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Sassy Shrimp Stir-Fry Recipe

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Red pepper flakes, ginger and garlic lend a spicy touch to this seafood stir-fry. Pea pods, carrots and Chinese cabbage give the dish a fresh taste that's more than welcomed as the season changes. -The L&T Home Economists
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrot
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped Chinese or napa cabbage
  • 2 cups fresh peas pods
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups stir-fry mixture (calculated without rice) equals 219 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 168 mg cholesterol, 896 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch 1 vegetable 1/2 fat.


  1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Stir in the soy sauce, vinegar, honey, sesame oil and orange peel; set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, heat canola oil; stir-fry shrimp for 30 seconds. Add ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes; stir-fry 1-2 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same pan, stir-fry the carrot for 1 minute. Stir broth mixture and stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add the cabbage, peas, onions and shrimp mixture; heat through. Serve over rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sassy Shrimp Stir-Fry in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p19

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"I have been making this for several years. It is a favorite of DH and DD (and I like it, too, of course). Rarely really change anything other than increasing the amount of peas, if I have them. Used agave nectar instead of honey last time I made it (because I came across it first - no other reason)."

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