Shrimp Bell Peppers Stir Fry

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I don’t always demand that my food look aesthetically appeasing, as I know plenty of dishes that look just okay, but actually taste amazing. This Shrimp Bell Peppers Stir Fry, however, looks so pretty and at the same time is super tasty!

About Bell peppers…

Nutrition wise, bell peppers are super healthy for you. They are packed with vitamins! Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. Bell Peppers are also high in fiber, folate, and iron.

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp — peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium bell peppers (red, yellow, green) – cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp potato starch

Instructions

In a large bowl, mix the shrimp with potato starch, and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

In a cooking pan or wok, add 1 tbsp olive oil 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 olive oil, and add bell peppers. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add shrimp back in to wok/pan. Stir fry for another minute, and then remove from heat and serve!

Shrimp Bell Peppers Stir Fry
Shrimp Bell Peppers Stir Fry
Shrimp Bell Peppers Stir Fry
Shrimp Bell Peppers Stir Fry
Shrimp Bell Peppers Stir Fry

Shrimp Bell Peppers Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp — peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium bell peppers (red, yellow, green) - cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp potato starch

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the shrimp with potato starch, and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  2. In a cooking pan or wok, add 1 tbsp olive oil 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. Remove from pan and set aside for now.
  4. Add another tbsp of olive oil, and add bell peppers. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add shrimp back in to wok/pan. Stir fry for another minute, and then remove from heat and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1223mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 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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