Clean Eating Shrimp Stir Fry is a 15-minute meal time wonder filled with fresh veggies and aromatic spices and herbs. (Low-carb deliciousness.)
You are just going to love the simplicity of the fresh herbs and spices, crispness of the vegetables. The shrimp have a little delectable crunch when you bite into them that is completely addictive.
Why you are going to love Clean Eating Shrimp Stir Fry
Have you ever been on your way home from work and realize that everything is still frozen solid and it would take ages to put dinner on the table? Have no fear an easy Clean Eating Shrimp Stir Fry can still be on your table in under 30 minutes, even if your shrimp are still frozen. Shrimp just take a moment to thaw under cool water. If you buy the already peeled deveined and tails off shrimp, you are even further ahead in the game.
The best part of Clean Eating Shrimp Stir Fry is that you can clean out the crisper for all those little bits and bobs of fresh vegetables. We just happened to use sweet bell peppers and napa cabbage because that is what we had in the crisper. Feel free to substitute whatever vegetables you have on hand. Just remember, when you are stir frying vegetables, you need to cook the harder vegetables first and the leafy vegetables last. Be sure to check out our Sichuan Pepper Beef, Orange Sweet Potato Stir Fry and Easy Pork Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry
Low Carb and Loving it
How many of you out there are trying to eat a little lower carb diet? Clean Eating Shrimp Stir Fry ticks all the boxes and it is super easy to make. We find that to be able to stick to a low carb diet that we need to add a little healthy fat into our dishes to keep us fuller longer. We added a wee bit of coconut oil or you can use grass fed ghee or just increase the amount of sesame oil. You can serve up a little stir fried cauliflower rice on the side for the low carb members in the family and Jasmine rice for the non-low carb members in the family.
Clean Eating Shrimp Stir Fry helps you kick the sugar habit
If you’re trying to eat healthier, then this quick and easy Clean Eating Shrimp Stir Fry dinner is just what you need to stay on track. You shop for your ingredients on the perimeter or the store or can get everything you need on a quick trip to the wet market.
We served up our delicious meal in this beautiful "light blue" antique serving bowls from China. Have you ever been to Foshan, China? A must visit bucket location if you are into pottery, China, little plates and bowls. Just because dinner is on the table in less than 15 minutes, does not mean we have to crack out the chipped and cracked old ikea plates. No siree!
There is no sugar, honey or anything else strange that does not belong in a good Chinese meal. Sweet and sour chicken or teriyaki chicken does not even exist in Asia, all that added sugar is an American trend.
What is up with everyone needing SUGAR? Absolutely every processed food item has some form of sweetener in it. Have you looked at the ingredient list of some of your favorite items? Why is there sugar in my salad dressing? Eating a lot of added sugar can lead to obesity, type II diabetes and many other health concerns.
Why Quitting Sugar is a good thing
Companies know that sugar is addicting and if they add it in their product, you will be buying their product again. However, companies are sneaky and they call sugar or sugar substitutes by many names such as cane sugar, agave nectar, barley malt, date sugar, blackstrap molasses, carob syrup, corn syrup solids, dextran, ethyl maltol, fruit juice, maple syrup, glucose solids, sorghum syrup, brown sugar, caramel, dextrose, fructose, honey, fruit juice concentrate, evaporated cane juice, invert sugar, malt syrup, raw sugar, sucrose, rice syrup, molasses and the list goes on.
However, the problem is that these products spike your blood glucose level, even though so called healthy natural versions such as honey or maple syrup.
It may be time to retrain our brains regarding sugar. We are making a strong effort to avoid it when we can. Do you know that something strange happens when you quit sugar? You really notice when something is naturally sweet. Your taste buds become alive again and you can really taste your food.
Clean Eating Shrimp Stir Fry has just a few Ingredients, all natural and 15 minutes from chopping board, to wok to dish. You gotta love that!
More Clean Eating Fish and Seafood Recipes
Lemon Herbed Baked Rainbow Trout
Grilled Swordfish with Summer Vegetable Crab Salsa
Mediterranean Red Snapper Packets
One Sheet Pan Dilly Lemon Salmon
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Clean Eating Shrimp Stir Fry
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- 1 tablespoon Ginger freshly grated or ½ teaspoon ground dried ginger
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1 Chili or to desired heat level (can exchange with garlic chili sauce or just a dash of red pepper flakes)
- 1 pound Shrimp
peeled, deveined and tail off raw, thawed (Dry with a paper towel)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil optional or ghee
- ¼ teaspoon Salt and pepper
- 2 Bell peppers seeds removed and cut to bite sized pieces
- 1 cup Napa Cabbage chopped
- 2 teaspoon Sesame oil
- Cilantro or green onions garnish (optional)
- In a wok or frying pan, add oil, ginger, garlic, chili and fry until just aromatic. Add shrimp and fry over medium high heat for just about 2-3 minutes or until no longer translucent and pink. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add ghee or coconut oil if desired and toss. Remove the shrimp from pan and keep warm.
- Add your bell peppers and the firm white sections of the napa cabbage, season with salt and pepper to taste and stir fry for 1 -2 minutes over medium high heat. Add the top section of the leafy portion of the napa cabbage and cooked shrimp and stir fry for just until the napa cabage leaves begin to wilt or about 30 seconds to 1 minutes.
- Garnish with green onions or cilantro (optional) and Enjoy hot!
Absolutely lovely . . . one of the first dishes I must make when I am back in the kitchen (soon !) . . . I have not used the coconut oil either ! I still very much believe in my 40% carbohydrates, healthy ones that is - my only sugars stem from the Asian sauces I use and I simply cannot understand the US 'need' and fascination for it. That said - from where is your recipe getting ALL that salt . . . far, far too much for one helping - are the bought cooked prawns so salty ? I aim at below 500 mg per portion . . .
HWC Magazine says
Happy New Year Eha! Hey thanks for pointing out the sodium level. There must have had a glitch in the nutrition software. It's been recalculated and the sodium level is normal per serving based on a light addition of salt. Take Care
Chef Mimi says
This is a fabulous stir fry. I love all of the veggies in it.
HWC Magazine says
Thank you Mimi. This shrimp stir fry is fresh and light and takes only minutes to make. Take Cae
You know what cooking a stir fry in coconut oil is not something we have done before but because this recipe is so light it added a little tropical flavour. I substituted regular cabbage for the Napa and used a local white fish in addition to shrimp and it was really delicious.
HWC Magazine says
Thanks so much Kevin. The coconut oil very light and delicious but you can always use a light flavored oil if you wish instead. We are all about substituting for fresh vegetables you have on hand. Wishing you a super year ahead. Take Care