Dive into sweet and savory flavors with this Healthy Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry. Made with loads of veggies and seasonings, it’s a must-try for this week’s dinner lineup!
The most delicious honey shirmp stir fry
There’s something about a dish filled with different ingredients that is so satisfying. Maybe it’s all of the different flavors, or maybe it’s the different nutrients that come together to make it uber satisfying. Maybe it’s a combination of the two. Either way, stir fry is one of those meals.
Today, we’re creating a delicious and healthy garlic shrimp stir fry made with only the most flavorful of ingredients. The base will include a blend of peppers, broccoli, snap peas, and shrimp, while the sauce will provide a sweet and savory flavor with a honey garlic blend that includes soy sauce and ginger.
Ready to give it a whirl? Let’s get started!
Ingredients in healthy garlic shrimp stir fry
This recipe is divided into two sets of ingredients: the vegetable and shrimp base, and the sauce.
Veggies and Shrimp
- Avocado oil: The veggie and shrimp base kicks off with 2 tbsp of avocado oil. This is used for what you’d expect — to cook the veggies!
- Pepper: First up for the veggies will be 1 red bell pepper. Slice it up before cooking.
- Broccoli: Next, include 3 cups of broccoli chopped into small, bite sized pieces.
- Snap peas: 1 small bag of snap peas will add delicious flavor to the dish!
- Shrimp: As for the shrimp, you will need 1 lb of raw shrimp. Be sure to peel and devein it before cooking.
- Soy sauce: The sauce starts with a base of 1/3 cup of low sodium soy sauce. I definitely recommend low sodium to avoid an overly salty dish.
- Sesame oil: Next, sesame oil in the amount of 2 tsp will add a world of flavor. A little bit goes a long way!
- Honey: Sweeten things up a tad by including 2 tbsp of honey.
- Garlic: 4 cloves of minced garlic will add delicious flavor. You can use 1 tsp of garlic powder if preferred.
- Ginger: Add additional flavor with 1 tbsp of fresh grated ginger (or 1 tsp ground).
- Arrowroot powder: Last but not least, thicken up the sauce with 1 tbsp of arrowroot powder.
Tools needed to make shrimp and broccoli in garlic sauce
To whip up honey garlic stir fry, you will need a cutting board, chopping knife, large skillet, and a stirring utensil. To measure out ingredients, grab the following sized cups: 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/3 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make garlic shrimp stir fry
Stir fry is one of the easiest recipes to prepare. You essentially throw everything into a pan and let it cook. The sauce is simple too — just whisk everything together!
To begin, add the oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high.
Add the chopped veggies and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until softened.
Meanwhile, make the sauce by whisking together all of the sauce ingredients.
Add the shrimp to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 2 minutes or until the shrimp has just turned pink.
Pour the sauce into the shrimp and veggies and cook for 4 more minutes or until the sauce has thickened and coated everything.
Serve with rice.
Optional garlic shrimp stir fry add-ins
If you’re in the mood to add some more ingredients to your stir fry, here are some ideas to try!
- Yellow or white onion
- Yellow, green, or orange bell peppers
The great thing about stir fry is that it stores very well. Keep leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days. Reheat on the stove or pop the meal in the microwave and heat for 15-second intervals.
If possible, store the stir fry and rice separately, and reheat the rice with a bit of water to prevent it from hardening.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
What else are you cooking up this week? If your meals are undecided, here are some recipes to consider!
- Healthy Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry
- Sesame Ginger Tempeh Stir Fry
- French Onion Chicken
- Easy Veggie Fried Cauliflower Rice
Recipe by Erin Morrissey and Photos by The Mindful Hapa
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 3 cups broccoli, chopped small
- 1 small bag snap peas
- 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger or 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.
- Add chopped veggies and cook 6-8 minutes or until softened.
- Meanwhile, make sauce by whisking together all sauce ingredients.
- Add in shrimp to skillet and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 2 minutes or until shrimp have just turned pink.
- Pour sauce into shrimp and veggies and cook for 4 more minutes or until sauce has thickened and coated everything.
- Serve with rice.
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