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Shrimp Stir-fry!

Updated on July 7, 2009

hmmmmm Shrimp Stir-fry… my favorite!

Once I can start harvesting the veggies from my garden, usually at the beginning of July, I tend to make stir-fried meals 2-3 times a week. As my diet combines 'meatarian', vegetarian and vegan meals the variety comes from which vegetables, meat or seafood I add. This combination of vegetables in this recipe tastes great with or without meat or seafood. Replace the shrimp with the same amount of crab or lobster meat or 1 lbs of small cubed beef, pork, a couple of chicken breasts or even some left over turkey for a fabulous meal that everyone will enjoy. It is perfect served with a spicy curry pasta or on a bed of steamed rice, with fried rice or even with a baked potato. It doesn't take long to prepare either just a few minutes to chop the veggies and less then 20 minutes in the wok. I use the electric wok on the deck when it's hot out and I've got company. The guest usually jump in and help chop too while we visit and sip a glass of wine. Perfect too when an extra guest or two shows up unannounced. Just throw in a couple of extra handfuls of Swiss chard and zucchini and voila done. So tasty and healthy too...

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs of fresh tiger shrimp, (peeled, cleaned and deveined)
  • 8 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic (small diced)
  • 1/2 cup firm tofu (cubed---optional)
  • 5-6 green onions (diced including the greens)
  • 1/2 cup Swiss Chard (rough diced)
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower (broken into small florets)
  • 1/2 cup broccoli (broken into small florets)
  • 1/2 cup snow peas (halved)
  • 1/2 cup green beans (halved)
  • 1 small zucchini (sliced)
  • 1 small eggplant (quartered and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts (optional)
  •  1 green and red pepper (sliced in narrow strips)
  • 2 tbsps of freshly Basil (chopped) (3/4 tbsps if using dried basil)
  • 1/2 small red hot chili pepper (finely chopped---optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Methodology:

This recipe serves 5-6 adults or 4 hollow legged teenagers.

Heat 5 tbsps of the olive oil in a deep pan or wok and saute garlic, chili peppers and shrimp until the shrimp turns pink. Remove shrimp and set aside. Add remaining oil, heat and add tofu, saute until golden brown. Add broccoli and cauliflower cover for 5 minutes then add the remaining veggies except for the red peppers, cover pan for 6-7 minutes then add red peppers and return shrimp to pan. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.

Serve with curry noodles or on bed of long grained steamed rice with low sodium soy sauce. For a fun way to eat practice eating the stir-fry with chopsticks.

Enjoy

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    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Jeo512 thanks for taking a look and for commenting

    • Jeo512 profile image

      Jeo512 

      8 years ago from Sweden

      nice information

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Jerilee always glad when you pop in for a visit. Let me know what you think when you try it.

      hope you're well, kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      Jerilee Wei 

      9 years ago from United States

      Did catch this when you first published it, but so glad I found it today. Am bookmarking it and will add it to next month's menu. Thanks!

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      billips thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      billips 

      9 years ago from Central Texas

      Loving vegetables this is something I will definitely try - the shrimp are just a plus for me and of course some much needed protein - thanks for another delicious and healthy recipe - B.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      awsydney, glad you came for a visit. This stir-fry is my families favorite so I make it regularly.

      Hope you have a chance to try the recipe out soon.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      awsydney 

      9 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Prawns look absolutely delicious. Can't go wrong with a simple stir fry like that! Spring is here..yaay! and will try this out. Thanks Zsuzsy Bee!

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      CGull, so good of you to drop in. There really is not much better then a stir-fry with fresh vegetables from the garden, that's for sure. I had my first yams of the season from the garden two days ago. (they were still really small but oh so sweet...I get impatient)

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      cgull8m 

      9 years ago from North Carolina

      It is my lunch time here, wish we had this food :) Great tasting ingredients and healthy as well. Thanks Zsuzsy. Cheers :)

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Dottie I'm so glad it turned out good and that the whole family enjoyed it. I just had it with left over ham and veggies from the garden...with the first little eggplant of the season.

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      Dottie1 

      9 years ago from MA, USA

      Mmmm Mmmm was this recipe ever so good with chicken cooked on the grill. I have never had a stir fry with so many vegetables and all that other Luscious healthy stuff in it. Thanks for this recipe Zsuzsy, it was most delish and that my whole family enjoyed.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Hello C.S.Alexis, I hope you're well. How nice of you to drop by. I think I will be making dinner outside today as its already stuffy hot at 5:45 in the morning. My daughter is home for the weekend that means there is going to be a buch of her friends here today too...I can feel it in my bones as this will be the first time they'll be all together since last summer (all are away here and there for their summer jobs in between college). If memory serves well they all have the hollow leg syndrome too... so massive amounts of vegetables are called for. This will be fun just like old times. I will be raiding the garden, unfortunately the cauliflower and broccoli are still too small but everything else is ago.

      hope you get a chance to try this soon

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      C.S.Alexis 

      9 years ago from NW Indiana

      Got my bookmark and I want to share it too. Stir fry is one of my favorite ways to cook quick meals and I do the same as you during the harvesting months. Fresh pea pods right now.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      RGraf, always glad when you come by for a visit. I will have it with shrimp tomorow as my daughter is coming home for the weekend and that is what she requested.

      hope you're well regards Zsuzsy

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      Rebecca Graf 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      My mouth is watering and I'm not even hungry. Thank you. :)

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      Dottie1 

      9 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi Zsuzsy, I am well and I hope that you are too. I printed the recipe out yesterday and looking forward to trying it out. I'll be back to let you know!

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Hi Dottie, these are all my favorite veggies too. Usually when the garden starts producing all the different types come at the same time. This way I never have to make a decision just plop them all in. Hope you have a chance to try the recipe, it really is good. Cooking outside saves the AC from working harder then it has to.

      Hope you're well

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      Dottie1 

      9 years ago from MA, USA

      My there are a lot of veggies in this dish and lots of my favorites. Sounds delightful and I really like the idea of cooking outside on hot days with an electric wok. Never thought of that, great idea. Thanks very much Zsuzsy!

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Hector, how nice of you to drop in. Lots of room at the table anytime.

      Hope you're well kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      Hector Herrera 

      9 years ago from Dominican Republic

      That looks delicious.Please invite me sometime.

      Regards

      Hector

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      SEM Pro, always place at the table for one more. Glad you stopped by. Thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Bob, how great that you came for a visit. I had the stir-fry last night for dinner with turkey strips. It was delish.

      Kindest regards Zsuzsy

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Nolimits Nana, isn't just so amazing to be able to go out the door and pick what you need. How much fresher could it possibly get?

      Kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      SEM Pro 

      9 years ago from North America

      That's funny - reading through, all I kept thinking was YUM - I was not alone. Thanks for this Zsuzsy! I may be moving back to Ontario soon - how many unexpected can you handle lol

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      Bob Ewing 

      9 years ago from New Brunswick

      Now this is good food, thanks.

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      Nolimits Nana 

      9 years ago

      Sounds yummy! Now that my garden's producing, I'll have to give it a whirl.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks for taking a look Gypsy willow and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Gypsy Willow 

      9 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Yum yum !

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