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Kung Pao Shrimp Recipe

Looking for an easy Kung Pao Shrimp recipe? Learn how to make Kung Pao Shrimp using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kmjanes

Makes 4 servings



A Men's Health twist on the traditional Chinese preparation, and far less salt than take out.

Recipe Ingredients for Kung Pao Shrimp

1 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
5 red chili peppers, chopped
6 scallions, chopped (save the greens for garnish)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp ginger, grated
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, unsalted

Recipe Directions for Kung Pao Shrimp

  1. Combine the soy sauce, orange juice, vinegar, cornstarch and sugar in a bowl. Set it aside.

  2. Place a wok or large stainless-steel pan over high heat and add the oil. When the oil is lightly smoking, toss in the chilies, scallion whites, garlic and ginger.

  3. Stir-fry for 30 seconds, until the garlic and scallions are fragrant (but not brown or burned). Next add the bell pepper and cook for another minute, stirring constantly with a metal spatula. Then add the shrimp and peanuts, and cook until the shrimp just turns pink (about 3 minutes).

  4. Stir in the sauce and cook just long enough for it to thicken and form a light sheen around the shrimp and vegetables (about 30 seconds)

  5. Serve over a scoop of brown rice, sprinked with chopped scallion tops and crushed peanuts.

Categories

Seafood, Main Dish, Chinese

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 232.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
299
Calories from Fat
125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.9g
21%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
221mg
74%
Sodium
490mg
20%
Potassium
556mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
14.5g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
7.8g
Protein
29.8g
Vitamin A 39% Vitamin C 113%
Calcium 9% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
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