Shrimp Stir Fry

This is absolutely THE BEST recipe for Shrimp Stir Fry ever! Sometimes we use sesame oil instead of the olive oil.

Shrimp Stir Fry

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 8 ounces sugar snap peas
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • Pinch red pepper flakes


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook until pink, 5 minutes, then remove from skillet.
  2. Return skillet to heat and heat sesame oil. Add broccoli, peas, and bell pepper and cook until soft, 7 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and ginger; cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, cornstarch, lime juice, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. Add to skillet and toss to coat.
  5. Add shrimp, and cook until heated through, 2 minutes.


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