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Garlic Almond Shrimp

“This attractive and delicious stir-fry makes a perfect dinner for two,” says Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey. “Mandarin oranges and snow peas add color and flavor, plus it's quick and easy to make.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen snow peas, thawed
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • Drain oranges, reserving juice; set oranges aside. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, salt, ginger and reserved juice until smooth. Stir in soy sauce; set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry the peas, mushrooms and onion in oil for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add shrimp and garlic; stir-fry 3 minutes longer.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Add oranges. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve with rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 230 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 739mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
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