Stir Fry Shrimp Recipe. This is one of our favorite shrimp recipes and it all cooks in one pot! There’s about 83 calories in a 3 oz serving of cooked shrimp* and yet packs 18g of protein! And, although shrimp is high in cholesterol, the “good fat” reduces the effect.
Shrimp Recipe Ingredients:
- shrimp (medium sized 21-25 count)
A selection of your favorite vegetables. For this shrimp recipe we’re using:
- fresh garlic
- half of a red onion
- some baby carrots
- two stalks of celery
- one whole bell pepper
- 2 whole tomatoes
- (I’d put some mushrooms in too, but don’t have any today)
Dice up the garlic, and get it simmering with about 2 tablespoons of butter…you can use margarine if you want… I love garlic, and this might look like too much for your taste, so use what you think is appropriate for you.
Add carrots. These are baby carrots that were a little thick, so I sliced them into halves to help them cook faster.
While the carrots and garlic are simmering, slice up your onion, and add it to the pan… don’t slice them too thin, or else they’ll cook too fast, and won’t stay firm.
Next, slice and add the celery. Then the bell pepper.
We’re getting very close to finishing this shrimp recipe now, so allow your vegetables to continue to simmer, while you prepare the shrimp.
First they have to be de-veined and their shells removed. Using a small paring knife, slit the shrimp as shown, and remove the vein (1).
Spread the shell apart, and grab the meat of the shrimp, then use your other hand to pinch off the tail, and pull the shell off with it (2).
Now add your tomatoes. They should be diced, but not too small. Allow them to cook hot and fast, and just long enough for them to start looking kind of mushy.
I also like to add about 1 tablespoon of worchestershire sauce, and either some cayenne pepper, or a few drops of habanero sauce to this stir fry shrimp recipe to spice it up. You could also spice it up by putting a little of your favorite hot pepper in it. A little salt can be a good thing too.
Then add your shrimp. The shrimp should cook for about 3 minutes before you stir it all together.
The shrimp will turn orange on the one side that has been facing down…flip over any that are showing the less cooked side, and let them simmer for another 3 minutes…then mix it together thoroughly. Then give it 3-5 minutes more.
The only thing left to do with this shrimp recipe is plate it, serve it, and enjoy!
Serving Suggestions for this stir fry shrimp recipe:
This exact dish could be served as is, over a mound of rice, with your favorite pasta, or turned into a Mexican Fajita dish… Sometimes I’ll make some refried beans, add some salsa to it and serve it on the side of the plate along with some fresh (seeded) jalapeno.
*3 oz of shrimp at 83 calories does not include other ingredients in this recipe.