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Nothing beats shrimp for a nice light meal that feels like you are eating out at a restaurant and this Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry is no exception. A delicious combination of seafood with peppers, onions and garlic make this an absolutely mouthwatering lunch / dinner option.

Garlic Stir Fry
Garlic Stir Fry

How Do You Make a Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry?

Preparing this dish is quite easy and only takes a few minutes to complete. The key here is to make sure you use nice shrimp to ensure the best flavor.

What You’ll Need

  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup red or white onion sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 2 cups of cauliflower rice (optional)
  • 2 cups of fresh snow peas (optional)

Getting Started

  1. Prepare your cauliflower rice.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the garlic in butter for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp, peas ( if using), red pepper, onion, basil, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir-fry for 5 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and the vegetables are crisp-tender.
  5. Add the chicken broth.
  6. Cook for 1 minute longer or until the broth is heated through.
  7. Add the green onions and toss slightly.
  8. Serve over the prepared rice.
Close up of the finished Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry with Peppers and Onions
Close up of the finished Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry with Peppers and Onions

Now it’s time to enjoy! The nice thing about a simple garlic stir-fry with fresh vegetables is that it’s a good basic recipe that requires little effort to make. It’s not fancy, it’s just delicious.

Mike’s Tips for the Best Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

I personally feel that if a stir fry doesn’t contain snow peas, it’s not a stir fry but that’s just a personal preference. Fresh snow peas give this a nice crunch that is incredibly satisfying and they are also, of course, very good for you. I prefer to use non-frozen shrimp as well for this recipe simply because they taste better. There are tons of ways you can modify this recipe as well; for instance adding in any combination of spices such as Old Bay, etc would totally change the flavor meaning you can eat this more than once in a week without getting bored. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I did!

Happy low carbing,

Mike

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Close up of the finished Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry with Peppers and Onions
Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry with Peppers & Onions
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
This Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry with Peppers & Onions is fresh, fast, healthy and seriously easy to make! Add snow peas if you are a fan of them, but it's delicious without them!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Stir Fry
Keyword: shrimp stir fry
Servings: 4
Calories: 241 kcal
Author: Mike Johnston
Ingredients
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup red or white onion sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice
Instructions
  1. Prepare your cauliflower rice.

  2. In a large skillet, saute the garlic in butter for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp, peas ( if using), red pepper, onion, basil, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir-fry for 5 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and the vegetables are crisp-tender.
  5. Add the chicken broth. Cook for 1 minute longer or until the broth is heated through. Add the green onions and toss slightly.
  6. Serve over the prepared rice.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional value is without the rice added.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry with Peppers & Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 300mg 100%
Sodium 1306mg 54%
Potassium 627mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 38.4%
Vitamin C 152.7%
Calcium 24.6%
Iron 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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