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Shrimp Snow Peas Stir Fry

Shrimp Snow Peas Stir Fry

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Shrimp Snow Peas Stir Fry is one of those super easy and simple dinners that is also yummy and healthy! This dish only takes 15 mins to make, and I love how both shrimp and snow peas have a slightly sweet and crisp taste to it!

By the way if you try this recipe and end up loving snow peas, you should also try my Snow Peas Beef Stir Fry here!

How to Eat Snow Peas?

You can buy snow peas fresh or frozen from the grocery store. I prefer fresh, and actually many grocery stores will have them already washed and packaged, ready to eat.

You can eat snow peas cooked or raw. A very popular to cook snow peas is to stir fry it (which is what we will do in this recipe.) To eat raw, you can add in salads and serve with dressing.

Prior to cooking or eating raw, you can remove the tough string around the pod. This is optional, but recommended if you prefer to not have to deal with the harder tougher parts of snow peas.

Are Snow Peas Good For You?

Snow Peas are good for you! They are packed with vitamin A and C, iron, magnesium, fiber, potassium, and folic acid. All this and being low in calories!

To learn more about snow peas health benefits, check out this article.

Are Snow Peas and Snap Peas the same?

Snow Peas and Snap Peas are very similar – both are shelled with peas in the pod. They both are low in calories, while being nutritious (fiber, vitamin C, etc.). However, Snow Peas and Snap Peas are not the same. Snap Peas are actually crossed between snow peas and garden peas (aka sweet peas)!

Physically, snow peas are flatter and contain smaller peas inside. Snap Peas pods are more rounded and their peas are also bigger.

Taste wise, snow peas are less sweet than snap peas. But both are tender and crisp. Also, opposite of garden peas/sweet peas, you can eat the shell of snow peas and snap peas.

Wild Caught Shrimp vs. Farm Raised Shrimp

I highly recommend wild caught shrimp over farm raised. 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.

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.

How to make Shrimp Snow Peas Stir Fry?

This is how you make Shrimp Snow Peas Stir Fry.

First gather your ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 pound snow peas
  • 1 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce (optional)
  • Salt as desired

Then we are going to marinade the shrimp:

In a large bowl, add shrimp, cornstarch, rice wine, and 1/2 tsp salt, for the marinade in a large bowl, then add the shrimp. Toss to coat. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes.

Stir fry the shrimp:

Add 1 tbsp of oil in to a wok or skillet. Add shrimp in one layer to wok or skillet, not overlapping. Let it cook for about 1 minute, and then flip to the other side and allow to cook another minute, and remove from heat.

Stir fry everything:

Add 1 tbsp of oil, add garlic and snow peas in to the wok or skillet. Stir fry for about 2 minutes.

Add Thai chili sauce and salt as desired, and stir to mix well, and then remove from heat.

Shrimp Snow Peas Stir Fry

Serve with rice or as is!

Shrimp Snow Peas Stir Fry
Shrimp Snow Peas Stir Fry
Shrimp Snow Peas Stir Fry

Shrimp Snow Peas Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 pound snow peas
  • 1 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce (optional)
  • Salt as desired

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, add shrimp, cornstarch, rice wine, and 1/2 tsp salt, for the marinade in a large bowl, then add the shrimp. Toss to coat. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
    2. Add 1 tbsp of oil in to a wok or skillet. Add shrimp in one layer to wok or skillet, not overlapping. Let it cook for about 1 minute, and then flip to the other side and allow to cook another minute, and remove from heat.
    3. Add 1 tbsp of oil, add garlic and snow peas in to the wok or skillet. Stir fry for about 2 minutes.
    4. Add Thai chili sauce and salt as desired, and stir to mix well, and then remove from heat.
    5. Serve with rice or as is!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1487mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 28g

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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Duncan Edwards

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

We love the simplicity, healthiness and display immensely😛

TinaTsai

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Thank you - those are my fave combos too!

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