Saturday, February 20, 2010

Shrimp Stir Fry my way.....

I won!! I won!! I won my first blog giveaway from Gina over at Simply Life
A wonderful blog full of fantastic recipes, make sure and check it out. 
I won a case of Chobani Yogurt!! I can't wait to receive it, so stay tuned for recipes using the yummy yogurt!!! 

My husband and I are big fans of Chinese food, but every time we have it I think I could do this at home for less money and calories. I found a few recipes that I liked but nothing that stood out to me so I decided to do a mish mash of a few recipes with of course my own spin. We decided on Stir-Fry  and went with Shrimp for the protein. Throw in some veggies and we are on our way to some homemade take out.

Shrimp Stir Fry


Items Needed:
  • 18 large shrimp, frozen or fresh
  • 1  egg white
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp hot sauce, I used Franks Red Hot
  • 1 med zucchini, sliced matchstick*
  • 1/2 med onion, sliced thin*
  • 1/2 med pepper, chopped*
  • 20 pea pods*
  • 1/2 can water chestnuts *
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • peanut oil, for sauteing
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce, recipe follows

  • Whisk together egg white, cornstarch, vinegar, and hot sauce and marinate shrimp in mixture for 1 hour, remove from refrigerator and discard marinade. 
  • Add oil to skillet and saute shrimp until slightly browned on each side 2-3 minutes, remove from skillet and set aside. 
  • Add more oil if needed and add zucchini , onion and  pepper saute 4-6 minutes until crisp-tender add garlic and pea pods saute another 2 minutes 
  •  Add shrimp, water chestnuts and sweet and sour sauce cook until sauce thickens and veggies are cooked through about 3minutes.
 * You can use any veggies you have on hand this is what we had. 

Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 1/2 c chicken broth 
  • 1/4 c ketchup
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • Mix together , set aside 

Eat and Enjoy!!!!


    motherrimmy said...

    I love stir fry, and this looks delicious. We buy shrimp in bags from Costco, so I'm always looking for wonderful recipes. Thanks!

    Angie's Recipes said...

    Seafood stir-fry is always my favourite. Yours looks so very yummy.

    Simply Life said...

    so happy you're excited about the chobani! :)

    Nice stir-fry! it looks great!

    Bo said...

    Great recipe! I'm a big fan of Chinese food too!


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