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Weekly Recipe #295: Stir-Fried Snow Peas and Shrimp with Ginger

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By Theresa Menke, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview]

With warmer weather comes more fresh produce! It’s time to make room for fresh dishes featuring your favorite veggies.

Snow peas are a spring favorite. They’re crunchy and sweet to please all ranges of flavor profiles. Packed with vitamins A, C, and K and iron, snow peas are a great vegetable to incorporate into a wide variety of recipes. You can incorporate snow peas into your diet this spring with the following recipe, which combines snow peas with shrimp and ginger for a zesty and delicious dish.

Stir-Fried Snow Peas and Shrimp with Ginger

Adapted from

(Serves 4)


  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tsp. rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger root
  • 6 oz. snow peas, strings removed
  • 1 small orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. chopped chives
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Cooked brown rice
  • Cilantro


  1. In a large bowl, stir salt into water until dissolved. Add shrimp, and set aside 5 minutes. Rinse shrimp and dry on paper towels.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together broth, rice wine, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Cook shrimp, turning constantly, until pink on all sides, about 1 minute. Stir in garlic, ginger and 2 teaspoons olive oil. Stir in snow peas, pepper, chives and 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir-fry 1 minute more.
  4. Stir broth mixture into skillet, and continue cooking until sauce thickens. Season with lime juice to taste. Serve over brown rice and garnish with cilantro.


  • For a quicker prep time, use pre-cooked shrimp.
  • For a more heart-healthy option, use low-sodium broth and soy sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Per serving: 200 calories, 5 grams fat (1 gram saturated fat), 5 grams carbohydrate (2 grams sugar), 2 grams fiber, 800 mg sodium

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