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Stir-Fried Shrimp with Garlic and Green Beans















Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


1 pound shrimp
large, with shells
1 cup water
1 ½ teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce, sodium reduced
3 cloves garlic
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sherry
2 teaspoons sesame oil
¾ pound green beans
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons garlic
1 tablespoon ginger
fresh, peeled and minced
½ teaspoon chili and garlic paste
¼ cup scallions, spring or green onions
minced, use both green and white parts
½ each limes
juice of


*Available in Asian markets.

Peel the shrimp and simmer the shells for 5 minutes or so in the water while you work on the rest of the recipe.

Marinate the shrimp in a mixture of ½ teaspoon of the sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, the sliced garlic, salt, sherry, and 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil while you assemble the other ingredients.

Drain the shrimp shells, reserving ¾ cup of the stock.

If the green beans are tough, parboil them for 1 minute or so, then plunge them into ice water.

If they are large, cut them into pieces.

When you are ready to cook, preheat a wok or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes.

Add 1 tablespoon of the peanut oil and raise the heat to medium high.

When it begins to smoke, add the minced garlic and, immediately thereafter, the shrimp and its marinade.

Cook the shrimp about 1 minute per side.

Spoon it out of the wok or skillet.

Put the remaining peanut oil in the wok, still over high heat, and when it smokes, add the ginger, followed immediately by the green beans.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until they are lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes, then add the shrimp stock and let it bubble away for 1 or 2 minutes.

Return the shrimp to the wok and stir; add the chili-garlic paste, the scallions, and the remaining sugar and soy sauce.

Stir and cook for 1 minute.

Turn off the heat, drizzle with the lime juice and the remaining sesame oil, and serve.

Serves 4 people.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 312g (11.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 25137% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 903mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 53g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 11% Iron 28%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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