Shrimp & Veggie Stir Fry
This is one I sort of made up from other recipes I’ve done before. The amount made served 3 adults and 3 kids (Mike & I ate it by itself, the others had it over pasta and with other leftovers to stretch it).
- 1.25 lbs raw shrimp — peeled and deveined (I used “medium” size– go with whatever works for you)
- Veggies: we used yellow, red and orange pepper, red onion, and zucchini
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- coconut oil for sauteing (olive oil would work well too)
- fresh squeezed lemon juice
First — rinse the shrimp, pat dry with a paper towel and lay out on paper towel on a cookie sheet in one layer (no overlapping). Then season with salt & pepper. You could use garlic salt, but I did sea salt and lemon pepper (from a Trader Joes grinder). Then flip the shrimp and season the other side.
Next, prep your veggies. The amount of veggies is up to you — just go with whatever seems like the right proportions for the amount of shrimp you use. Clean and cut into bite sized pieces — if you some of the veggies you picked will cook faster than others, put them in a separate bowl so you can add them at the right time. Otherwise, just throw them all in a bowl to wait.
Add enough coconut oil to the pan to barely cover the bottom of the pan and heat to medium. When the pan is hot, add the shrimp — make sure they are all touching the bottom of the pan and not overlapping — I had to do mine in batches to make them all fit. Cook them until the bottom side is pink (~1-2 min), then flip to cook the other side (second side will take less time). Remove to a plate when cooked.
After all the shrimp is cooked, add more oil, if needed, and saute the garlic and ginger for ~30 seconds. Then add your veggies — if some veggies need less cook time, hold them back for a few minutes. After all the veggies are cooked (ideally they still have some bite and are not too mushy) ~5-7 minutes, turn off the heat and add shrimp back to the pan.
Stir to combine, and squeeze half a lemon over the dish.
Transfer to plate and gobble up!