Thursday, February 2, 2012

Shrimp and Snow Pea Stir Fry in Orange Sauce

Judy and I have been living in Palm Desert, Ca. for about two months now and we are loving every minute.  We’ve been playing some golf, hiking the mountain trails, taking long walks, going to the gym and cooking.  After a year, we’re still maintaining our goal weight and we are still Weight Watchers Lifetime members.

We have several citrus trees just outside the kitchen door, so we have been enjoying a lot of fresh Tangelo and Lemon juice as well as some wonderful Pink grapefruit.

Here’s a recipe for a delicious stir fry with Shrimp and Snow Peas in a sauce we made utilizing our fresh citrus.  It’s crisp, fresh and fruity.

From our kitchen to yours.  Enjoy the adventure.


Shrimp and Snow Pea Stir Fry
1 spray Cooking spray

4 medium uncooked Scallions, thinly sliced

2 Tbsp Ginger root, freshly minced

2 Tbsp Orange zest.  We were able to use our fresh Tangelos for this.

5 medium cloves Garlic, freshly minced

3 cups Snow Peas, ends trimmed

8 oz uncooked Shrimp, peeled and deveined, 
25 count

2 cups uncooked Bean Sprouts

1 cup Orange juice, freshly squeezed recommended. Or Tangelos if you can get them

2 Tbsp low sodium Soy sauce

1 ½ Tsp Honey

1 ½ tsp cornstarch

1 ½ cups Rice Vinegar

1 tsp Sesame Oil

¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes, or to taste


Coat a large non-stick skillet or Wok with cooking spray; heat to smoking over high heat, about a minute or two.

Toss in Scallions, Ginger, Orange zest and Garlic.  Stir and toss constantly for about 30 seconds.

Add Snow Peas and continue tossing until crisp/tender, about 2 minutes.

Add Shrimp; continue cooking, and tossing, until the shrimp turn pink and are firm, about 2 minutes.

Add Sprouts, Orange Juice, Soy sauce and Honey. Toss until it bubbles, about a minute.

In the meantime, combine Cornstarch with Rice vinegar in a small bowl.

Stir in Cornstarch mixture and continue cooking until sauce has thickened somewhat, about 30 seconds.

Remove Wok or pan from heat and drizzle Sesame Oil over the dish.

Yields 4 servings. PointsPlus value per serving is 4. Prep time is 20 minutes. Cooking time is 9 minutes. Level of difficulty is Moderate.

Weight Watchers and PointsPlus are registered trademarks of Weight Watchers Intl. Inc.

Recipes shown may not be exactly the same as those found on any website. Judy and I tend to "tweak" each recipe we feature, to some degree, incorporating our own unique tastes and ideas. PointsPlus values, however, are accurate. 

Photo by Barry Baruh

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