Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and Snow Peas Stir Fry is a quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for Lunch or Dinner. Cooked in a flavorful sauce made with honey, lemon, garlic, soy sauce and chili flakes.
Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe
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This Shrimp and Snow Pea Stir Fry, while not exactly authentic to any specific culture is a delicious and quick meal inspired by Asian flavors. It's an excellent blend of sweet and spicy flavors made with plump and tender shrimp with crispy snow peas, which create an irresistible texture. Finish it with some sesame seeds and you’ve got yourself a fantastic lunch or dinner that leaves you satisfied without being overly full- the perfect 20 minute meal!
Tips for making Stir Fry Shrimp and Snow Peas
- Make sure you prep all your ingredients before you start cooking as this goes fast!
- I like to mix the corn starch right in with the sauce ingredients, which will thicken the sauce as it cooks.
- Cook this over a medium-high to high heat stirring frequently to avoid burning.
- Be sure you don't overcook the shrimp- it will only take a minute or two on each side and you'll know it's cooked as it will turn pink.
- Add the sauce mixture into the pan shortly after turning the shrimp.
Helpful ingredient information:
- Shrimp: I usually buy a bag of frozen raw shrimp that's been peeled and deveined. Be sure to thaw completely!
- Snow Peas: One of the things I love about snow peas is they cook up super fast. If you want to use a different recipe, be sure to change the cooking time based on the vegetable.
- Stir Fry Sauce: The sauce is made with honey and a little lemon juice for brightness. It’s got a bit of Umami goodness from the soy sauce and a punch of heat from crushed red pepper flakes.
Is there something I can use in place of cornstarch?
Yes! You can use arrowroot powder, just be aware that it may not reheat as well because reheating affects the sauce texture when arrowroot powder is used to thicken a sauce.
Whats the best way to thaw frozen shrimp?
There are second options that are best for this and both are safe- the first is putting the bag of frozen shrimp into the fridge to thaw overnight. The second is to submerge the shrimp completely in cold water. Keep an eye on it and change the water every 30 minutes until thawed (this method usually works fast).
Can I use cooked shrimp?
While this recipe definitely works best for raw shrimp, you can substitute cooked shrimp. Make sure you thaw it completely and don't add the shrimp until the sauce is in the pan so it doesn't overcook.
Leftovers and reheating:
This is best served right away, but leftovers last covered in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat individual portions in the microwave.
Ingredients to prep ahead:
- Thaw shrimp
- Clean snow peas
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- ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon corn starch
- 3 Tablespoon honey
- 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 large clove garlic minced or pushed through a press
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
- 1 ½ cups snow peas, cleaned
- 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined with tails removed and patted dry
- Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Brown Rice for serving
- Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
In a small bowl, whisk the corn starch into the soy sauce until well combined.
Add the honey, lemon juice, pepper flakes and garlic to the bowl and whisk to mix. Set aside.
Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet (or a wok if you have one).
Add the snow peas into the skillet and stir fry for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove the snow peas from the pan.
Add shrimp and cook 1-2 minutes until they begin turning pink and then turn.
Cook shrimp for another minute and add snow peas and sauce back into the pan and mix well.
Simmer for a 2-3 more minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly and serve over Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Brown Rice with a sprinkle of sesame seeds
Be sure to prep all ingredients before cooking as the cooking goes fast.