Shrimp with Snow Peas

You can also use sugar snap peas for this recipe. Save prep time by prepping the peas, ginger, and garlic while the shrimp is marinating.

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (or potato starch)
  • 1 Tbsp shaoxing Chinese cooking wine or dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Stir Fry

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 pound snow peas, strings removed
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (use gluten-free soy sauce if cooking gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 4 green onions, white and light green parts, sliced diagonally
  • 2 teaspoons dark roasted sesame oil

 

Method

1 Marinate the shrimp: Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl, then add the shrimp. Toss to coat. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes while you prep the peas, ginger, and garlic.

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2 Stir-fry ginger and garlic: Heat a wok or large sauté pan over high heat for 1 minute. Add the peanut oil and let it get hot, about 30 seconds. Add the ginger and garlic and toss to combine. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds.

3 Add shrimp, snow peas, soy sauce, stock, stir-fry: Add the shrimp and all the marinade to the pan (scrape out all the marinade with a rubber spatula). Add the snow peas, soy sauce and chicken stock. Stir-fry until the shrimp turns pink, about 2 minutes.

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4 Add green onions, finish with sesame oil: Add the green onions and stir-fry 1 more minute. Turn off the heat and add the sesame oil. Toss to combine once more and serve with steamed rice.