Chinese-Style Shrimp with Vegetables

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Looking for a light yet satisfying meal that’s good for your waistline? Our Chinese-Style Shrimp with Vegetables in Sauce is just what you need. The addition of coconut milk gives it an exotic twist, making this simple dish a gourmet experience. Perfect for any time of day, even for a late dinner!

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Chinese-Style Shrimp with Vegetables

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • Frozen peeled shrimp: 150g (5.3 oz)
  • Frozen green peas: 100g (3.5 oz)
  • Onion: 1
  • Garlic cloves: 2
  • Carrots: 2
  • Fresh ginger root: 3 cm (1.2 inches)
  • Vegetable oil: 2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Ground turmeric: 1.5 tsp (3g)
  • Cashews: 100g (3.5 oz)
  • Sugar: 1/2 tsp (2.5g)
  • Coconut milk: 100ml (3.4 fl oz)
  • Salt and ground hot chili pepper to taste

Instructions:

Prepare the Ingredients:

Place the frozen shrimp and green peas in separate colanders or sieves to thaw at room temperature.

Chinese-Style Shrimp with Vegetables

Peel and wash the vegetables. Cut the carrots into small slices or matchsticks. Mince the garlic cloves. Dice the onion and ginger.

Chinese-Style Shrimp with Vegetables

Cook the Vegetables:

Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger, and stir-fry over high heat with the turmeric and chili pepper.

Add the carrots, cashews, and sugar. Mix well and cook over low heat for 3 minutes.

Chinese-Style Shrimp with Vegetables

Add Peas and Coconut Milk:

Add the green peas to the skillet. Pour in the coconut milk and stir. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Chinese-Style Shrimp with Vegetables

Add Shrimp:

Season the mixture with salt and add the shrimp. Cook for 4 minutes and then remove from heat. Cover the skillet and let it sit on the hot but turned-off stove. Serve immediately on individual plates.

Chinese-Style Shrimp with Vegetables

Helpful Tip:

Shrimp are highly nutritious, providing about 47% of the daily protein requirement in just 100 grams. They are also rich in vitamin D, iodine, copper, and potassium.

Chinese-Style Shrimp with Vegetables

Extra Suggestion:

For a heartier meal, serve the shrimp and vegetables over steamed rice or thin rice noodles (funchose). Try both options and see which one you like best!

Nutrition (Per Serving):

Calories: 684.09 kcal
Protein: 24.77g
Fat: 48.92g
Carbohydrates: 38.40g

Chinese-Style Shrimp with Vegetables

Enjoy this healthy and flavorful Chinese-Style Shrimp with Vegetables in Sauce, perfect for any meal of the day!

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