• Gingered Stir Fry with Shrimp and Snow Peas

    by Christin Mahrlig on January 11, 2014

    in Main Dishes

    Gingered Stir Fry with Shrimp and Snow Peas

     I don’t know about you but I am struggling to find my stride in this new year. I just haven’t been able to get back into a routine since the holidays. I think I’ve forgotten what my routine was.

    It hasn’t helped that the first part of this week was insanely cold, and now the cold has been replaced by rain. I slept in this morning (talked myself out of going to the yoga class I had planned on attending) and then proceeded to spend most of the day in bed watching TV. It’s been forever since I’ve spent an afternoon laying in bed watching TV. Usually I have to be doing something while I watch TV or I get bored. But not today. I just needed to veg.

    I watched an old Sandra Bullock movie on Oxygen. I just love her. And I’m insanely jealous of how well she has aged. She looks fantastic.

    Gingered Stir Fry with Shrimp and Snow Peas

     But let’s get to the subject of food. Stir-fries are perfect for those days your energy is not there. A little bit of prep work, and mere minutes in the pan, and voila! You have a hot, healthy, delicious meal.

    This Gingered Stir-Fry features one of my favorite stir-fry combinations- shrimp and snow peas. I just love the crunch of snow peas and their sweet flavor.  This stir-fry cooks up ridiculously fast, but is not lacking in flavor. The ginger and some Chinese chili garlic sauce give it plenty of flavor.

    Gingered Stir Fry with Shrimp and Snow Peas

    Gingered Stir Fry with Shrimp and Snow Peas
    A quick and easy stir-fry with shrimp and snow peas, flavored with lots of snow peas.
    Serves: 4
    • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
    • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon Chinese chili garlic sauce
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
    • ¼ cup fresh ginger cut into fine matchsticks
    • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
    • ½ pound snow peas
    • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 4 green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
    • steamed rice
    1. In a small bowl whisk together chicken broth, soy sauce, garlic sauce, and cornstarch.
    2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat Vegetable oil until shimmering. Add ginger and stir fry until softened, about 1 minute.
    3. Add red onions and snow peas and stir fry about 2 minutes.
    4. Add shrimp and stir-fry 1 minute.
    5. Add green onions and stir-fry 30 seconds.
    6. Re-whisk the sauce and add to skillet. Cook 1-2 minutes, until sauce is thickened. Serve with rice.

     Recipe Source: slightly adapted from Food and Wine

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    Amy (Savory Moments) January 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    We all deserve (and need) some down-time to just veg and relax! This stir-fry looks really delicious – light, healthy, and flavorful!


    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs January 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Quick and easy stir-fries like this are my favorite thing to eat on busy nights. And bonus pints for it if it includes snow peas and shrimp. I love those! And sweet chili sauce?? Winner! I adore everything about this dish ;–)


    Joel A. January 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Looks fantastic and delicious. Quick and easy just my thing!


    Yead January 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    These look like amazing and tasty. Stir fry is my favourite.I like this.


    Shundara@SavyNaturalista January 13, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I know the feeling! I am still trying to get in the groove of things as well, especially when it comes to cooking and photographing recipes! Lovely stir fry easy to make and healthy!


    marcie January 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Sandra Bullock kind of makes me sick — she seems to get perkier as she ages! ha This dish looks amazing, and stir fry’s are some of the best kind of meals for me! :)


    Kelly January 12, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    I think we all need to lay around and veg some days and you definitely deserved a relaxing break:) This stir fry looks amazing Christin! I love the sound of all the ginger in here and the crunchy sweet snow peas are fantastic :)


    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com January 12, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Have you seen Sandra Bullock in the Proposal? I specially loved the dance scene in the woods with the grandma!
    I cannot seem to get enough shrimp so I find this dish irresistibly mouthwatering! Thanks so much for sharing


    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl January 12, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I’m obsssed with ginger and peas so this would be a perfect dinner to try! Can’t wait to enjoy this!


    Cailee @ hellohealthyeating.com January 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    What a great recipe!! Healthy and nourishing!! I hope that you have a great week!


    Sarah & Arkadi January 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    This stir fry looks awesome!


    Matt @ Runner Savvy January 12, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Looks delicious!


    Amy @ Elephant Eats January 12, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Haha, I love Sandra Bullock! I could watch Miss Congeniality over and over :) Mmm, there’s nothing like a good stir-fry. Simple, healthy and flavorful. Yours looks great!


    Monica January 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Christin, I’m getting ready to make some stir-fry chili shrimp tomorrow night for dinner. Was going to make shrimp & lobster sauce but I think the shrimp is a little too small for that dish so I’m trying something else. Next time, I’ll have to do snow peas like you! I was thinking the other day about how I used to dislike snow peas and now I adore the crunch and freshness. This looks sensational. Happy ‘vegging’…I know you deserve the break!


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