Healthy Spicy Shrimp
Sometimes all it takes for me to eat healthy is a great simple recipe. I want to pack my dinners with protein for my family, but on busy nights I want to grab ingredients that are easy to pull together so that I have more time with my family, and less time in the kitchen. That’s why I love this recipe that was adapted from this recipe I found online.
This recipe is a family favorite because I can easily grab a bag of frozen shrimp when it’s on sale at my local grocery store and keep it stockpiled. That way when we’re in the mood for some seafood, I can pull all the ingredients together. I keep everything on hand and just have to run out for fresh green onions making it so easy to eat healthy! That’s the key in our family – we make healthy recipes more often when they’re made with simple ingredients that we already have on hand. And, best yet, this recipe is quick. You can make the entire dish in 15 minutes!
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- ½ cup water
- 4 tbsp ketchup
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 tsp cornstarch
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- ½ cup sliced green onions
- 8 cloves garlic, minced
- 12 ounces cooked shrimp, tails removed
- In a mixing bowl, combine water, ketchup, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey, red pepper and ground ginger. Mix well and set aside. Chop up your green onions and set aside separately as well.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onion and garlic and sauté for one minute.
- Add the shrimp and cook thoroughly. I buy the frozen shrimp that is already deveined and peeled. It’s worth the extra two dollars!
- Once the shrimp is thoroughly cooked, add the sauce and stir until the sauce thickens. It will only take a few minutes.
- Serve over rice! I like to buy the steamed rice in a bag that I can easily microwave. It’s ready in minutes! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family has. It packs a spicy kick! Enjoy!