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Chinese Shrimp and Onion Stir Fry

Chinese Shrimp and Onion Stir Fry

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For some reason, this is something we make very often in my household growing up. I say it like I’m surprised, but it’s really not surprising because it’s 1) easy and 2) delicious. Literally just plump fresh shrimp and slice onions, stir fried together to the perfect doneness – yum! Here’s my recipe for Shrimp and Onion Stir Fry.

By the way, Onions are very healthy for you! One cup of onions is only 64 calories, while providing 15 grams of carbohydrate, 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, 3 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein and 10% or more of the daily value for vitamin C, vitamin B-6 and manganese.

About Shrimp…

Note about the shrimp – get you some good ones. I recommend wild caught shrimp. Now, I am forced to get wild caught shrimp because I am allergic to farm raised shrimp. I break out in hives all over my face when I have more than like 3 shrimps.

It took forever for me to figure this out, by the way. Initially, I thought maybe I was getting a bunch of mosquito bites on my face. It didn’t make any sense! Then I suspected it was shrimp finally, but couldn’t figure out why sometimes I can eat all the shrimp ever and be fine, and sometimes I would break out in hives. By trial and error, I finally figured out it was only farm raised shrimp I was having issues with.

Sounds like a pain, but at the same time it really is a blessing in disguise. I did some research on farm raised shrimp – and they are pretty nasty business. Skip to the next session if you are easily grossed out.

Most shrimp farms are super crowded and unsanitary, and loads of pesticides, antibiotics (some that are banned), and chemicals are used to prevent diseases, and this ends up in the shrimp. Salmonella and E. coli have also been detected in imported shrimp.  ALSO, it is disgusting! Think mouse hair, rat hair, and pieces of insects – all things that can be found in shrimp farms. Learn more here.

Anyway, sorry, this isn’t very appetizing… my point is get you some good wild caught shrimp! I normally buy Frozen, Peeled, and Deveined Shrimp.

Shrimp and Onion Stir Fry Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Shrimp, deveined and peeled
  • 1/2 Onion, sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch (or Potato starch, Tapioca starch works too)
  • Cooking Fat/Oil of choice

Instructions

In a bowl, mix shrimp with potato starch. Let it sit for 15 mins.

In a cooking pan or wok, add 1 tbsp cooking oil/fat of choice on medium high heat. Once pan is hot, add shrimp laying on one side.

Let it cook for about 1 minute, and then turn to the other side for another 1 minute.

Remove from pan and set aside for now.

Add another tbsp of cooking oil/fat of choice, and add sliced onions to pan.

Stir fry the onions until slightly translucent, and then add the shrimp back in the cooking pan.

Let it cook while stirring occasionally for another minute or until shrimp is fully cooked, and then remove from heat and serve!

Shrimp and Onion Stir Fry

Shrimp and Onion Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Shrimp, deveined and peeled
  • 1/2 Onion, sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch (or Potato starch, Tapioca starch works too)
  • Cooking Fat/Oil of choice

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix shrimp with potato starch. Let it sit for 15 mins.
  2. In a cooking pan or wok, add 1 tbsp cooking oil/fat of choice on medium high heat. Once pan is hot, add shrimp laying on one side.
  3. Let it cook for about 1 minute, and then turn to the other side for another 1 minute.
  4. Remove from pan and set aside for now.
  5. Add another tbsp of cooking oil/fat of choice, and add sliced onions to pan.
  6. Stir fry the onions until slightly translucent, and then add the shrimp back in the cooking pan.
  7. Let it cook while stirring occasionally for another minute or until shrimp is fully cooked, and then remove from heat and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1078mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 27g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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By the way, if you love onion stir fries, you’ll probably also enjoy my Beef and Onion Stir Fry – check it out here!

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Donny

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

I knew farm-raised was bad but I didn't know they were THAT bad. Wow. Thank you for the info.

I love the way the onions almost turn into noodles for this dish. So easy and tasty!

jennifer

Thursday 30th of July 2020

This looks delicious , I love big juicy shrimp! Now I will definite steer clear of farm-raised, eww.

Megan Stevens

Monday 27th of July 2020

I love how simple this recipe is! We love shrimp and onions. So fast too.

linda spiker

Monday 27th of July 2020

So simple and yummy. My favorite kind of meal.

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