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Easy Shrimp Stir Fry

I love shrimp and I’m always looking for new ways to fix it. This shrimp stir fry features crunchy peanuts and vegetables with a pleasant hint of ginger. —Josie Smith, Winamac, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup frozen stir-fry vegetable blend, thawed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts


  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the soy sauce, garlic powder and ginger; set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry broccoli in oil for 2 minutes. Add red pepper and onions; stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add the shrimp, Oriental vegetables and garlic; cook 3 minutes longer.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and stir into shrimp mixture. Add the peanuts. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 273 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 593mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
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  • sstetzel
    Jan 29, 2018

    This is a good basic recipe, I have to agree with some of the others though. It needs a little something. Try using fresh ginger, 2 Tbs would replace the dried. I like the addition of a little sweetener, maybe a touch of honey would be good.

  • carolhannon
    Nov 8, 2016

    Definitely easy to prepare! Added about 2 Tbsp of brown sugar and some salt. Since I didn't have broccoli or red peppers, I doubled up on the frozen stir-fry veggies. My teenage son actually ate it! Served over brown rice. Very tasty!

  • 1colorado
    Mar 8, 2013

    Not much flavor. Needs more of something ... Maybe red pepper flakes, more salt, soy sauce. Thought it was pretty bland.

  • hauder011
    Feb 18, 2013

    Great Flavor

  • TraceyLyn1
    May 27, 2012

    This recipe was very good. I served it over rice. Very filling and satisfying. My husband loved it.

  • smeloche63
    Jul 18, 2007

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