spicy shrimp stir fry with vegetables

Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry- quick and easy healthy meal the whole family will enjoy. Loaded with veggies, shrimp and topped with a tasty stir fry sauce.

This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. I love making stir fry recipes they are easy and quick to make and they include vegetables. My kids are not fans of vegetables but they like to eat them in stir fry recipes.

Let’s get started making this recipe.

Shopping List

You will need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

Shrimp: I used a package of small raw shrimp that was peeled, deveined, and with the tail off.

Mixed Vegetables: You will need a package of California blend mix which includes a mix of broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower.

Olive Oil

Soy Sauce

Corn Starch

Brown Sugar

Water

Apple Cider Vinegar

Onion

Red Pepper

Minced Garlic

Seasoning: Garlic Powder, Basil, Parsley, and Red Pepper Flakes

How To Defrost Shrimp: There are a couple of ways you can defrost shrimp. To defrost in the refrigerator place on a leak-proof dish or bowl and thaw overnight in the fridge.

To defrost quickly you can remove the shrimp from the package and place it in a bowl. Then run it under cold water for 4-8 minutes or until the shrimp is thawed out. After thawed drain the water out.

Frozen Vegetables: I used frozen vegetables for this recipe and I thawed them out under cold running water before cooking.

Directions

  • The first thing you want to do is gather all your ingredients so that you have everything you need close by and ready for you to use.
  • Cut up red pepper and onion into thin slices.
cut vegetables, onion and red peppers
  • Then you will make your stir fry sauce.
  • In a bowl combine soy sauce, water, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, corn starch, and red pepper flakes. Whisk around well. Cover and set aside, you will use it later.
stir fry sauce
  • Next, you will heat a frying pan or wok on medium heat with oil.
  • When heated you will add the shrimp, basil, and parsley. Stir around and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • When the shrimp is done remove it from the frying pan or wok and place it in a bowl to use later.
  • Reheat the frying pan with oil on medium heat.
  • Now add the onions and red pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Next, add the mixed vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Then you will add the shrimp back into the frying pan with the vegetables and stir around well.
  • Add your sauce mixture to the frying pan and stir around. Cook for another 3-5 minutes until the sauce is warm.
  • Your dish is now ready to enjoy.

How To Store

Store in the refrigerator for 1-2 days as the vegetables tend to become mushy the longer they sit.

What To Serve With

Serve with white, brown, fried rice or with a filling soup. You can find a variety of delicious soup recipes here.

Tips

  • To thaw the shrimp out quickly run under cold water.
  • Don’t overcook the shrimp.
  • Thaw out the vegetables before cooking if you are using frozen vegetables.
  • You can add other vegetables if you prefer.
  • If you don’t have cornstarch you can use flour.
  • You can reduce the number of red pepper flakes if you don’t want it too spicy.
spicy shrimp stir fry

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Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

Quick and easy healthy meal the whole family will enjoy. Loaded with veggies, shrimp and topped with a tasty stir fry sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shrimp Stir Fry, Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry
Servings: 4
Calories: 276kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz. Small Raw Shrimp Peeled, Deveined, Tail Off
  • 2 Cups California Blend Mix Vegetables
  • 4 Teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Small Red Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Corn Starch
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine soy sauce, water, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, corn starch, and red pepper flakes. Whisk around well. Cover and set aside, you will use it later.
  • Cut up red pepper and onion into thin slices.
  • Heat a frying pan or wok on medium heat with oil. Add shrimp, basil, parsley and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the shrimp from the frying pan and place it in a bowl to use later.
  • Heat the same frying pan on medium heat with oil. Add onion and red pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables to the frying pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the shrimp back to the frying pan and stir around well.
  • Add your sauce mixture to the frying pan and stir around. Cook for another 3-5 minutes until the sauce is warm.
  • Your dish is now ready to enjoy.

Notes

How To Store
Store in the refrigerator for 1-2 days as the vegetables tend to become mushy the longer they sit.
Tips
  • To thaw the shrimp out quickly run under cold water.
  • Don’t overcook the shrimp.
  • Thaw out the vegetables before cooking if you are using frozen vegetables.
  • You can add other vegetables if you prefer.
  • If you don’t have cornstarch you can use flour.
  • You can reduce the number of red pepper flakes if you don’t want it too spicy.
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