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Katie's Cucina

Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp with Snow Peas

I was reading my digital version of Everyday Food when this recipe caught my eye. It was featured as a recipe for one, but I knew with doing a little math I could easily adapt it to make more than just one serving. The night I made this I happened to invite my neighbor over for an impromptu dinner. I was hoping that this was going to be a winning recipe. I hit it spot on. This recipe is awesome, healthy, and full of flavor. Best of all it super simple to make and only requires a few ingredients! I made the mistake of putting the snow peas and onions in at the same time as the shrimp *as suggested in the magazine. My snow-peas and onions were mush by the time my shrimp were opaque. For crisp vegetables put them in the skillet during the last 30 seconds to 1 minute of cooking! The pepper is what gives a big kick to this meal. If you don’t want it as spicy don’t add the full amount of black pepper.

Adapted from: Everyday Food, Jan/Feb 2012

Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp with Snow Peas
Author: Katie’s Cucina via Everyday Food
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 8 mins
Total time: 18 mins
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp five-spice powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp chicken broth
  • 6 scallions (white and light-green parts only), trimmed and cut into 2-inch peices
  • 1 lb snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 cup basmati rice (uncooked)
Instructions
  1. Cook basmati rice according to package.
  2. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1 tsp five-spice powder. Mix well and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat a large skillet over high. Add peanut oil, minced garlic, and grated ginger, toss for 15 seconds. Add shrimp and chicken broth; toss for 2-3 minutes until opaque. Add snow peas and scallions, and toss until shrimp are pink and snow peas are still crisp. Serve immediately over white rice.
Notes

*To add more to this meal serve with a ginger salad and a spring roll!

   

2 Responses to “Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp with Snow Peas”

  1. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy posted on January 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm (#)

    This sounds wonderful!! I'll be making it for sure!

  2. Teresa, foodonfifth posted on January 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm (#)

    This looks divine and delicious. Great recipe.

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