Shrimp Cantonese Recipe
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Shrimp Cantonese Recipe

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“This recipe proves you don’t have to sacrifice good taste when you need something fast,” reports Bobby Taylor of Michigan City, Indiana. The nutritious stir-fry features tender shrimp, fresh spinach and a package of convenient frozen vegetables.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups sliced onions
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen stir-fry vegetable blend, thawed
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 131 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 732mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Add soy sauce and pepper; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry onions and celery in butter for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Add spinach and mixed vegetables; stir-fry 4-6 minutes longer or until spinach is tender.
  3. Stir broth mixture and stir into shrimp mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Cantonese in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006 , p26

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 129579
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"This is delicious, the sauce tastes just like the best chop suey."

queenofmemphis User ID: 2750048 149011
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2008

"I have been looking for Buttered Shrimp. Do you have that receipe?"

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