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Shrimp and Green Peas Stir Fry
5 from 6 votes

Shrimp and Green Peas Stir Fry

This shrimp and green peas stir fry is a quick Chinese recipe. It's so flavorful and very easy to make. A healthy Asian dinner for your family.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Sezchuan
Servings 4
Calories 251 kcal


  • Wok or non-stick skillet


  • 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • tablespoon peanut oil
  • ½ pound green peas, (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 1 thin slice ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking rice wine, (such as Shaohsing Rice Cooking Wine)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper



  • Peel and devein shrimp. Wash and drain, then dry them well.
  • If frozen peas are used, you may want to thaw and completely drain them before cooking.
  • In a small bowl, combine corn starch and egg white.
  • In another small bowl, combine rice wine, salt, and sugar.
  • Dip the shrimp into the egg white and cornstarch mixture. Toss to coat.


  • Heat 1 ½ tablespoons of the oil in the wok or frying pan over moderately high heat. Add the shrimp and stir-fry until just done, about 3 minutes. Make sure they don't stick to one another. Transfer the shrimp to the wire racks or a plate layered with paper towels to let drain a few moments.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok. Reduce the heat to moderate and once it’s hot, add-in ginger and cook until fragrant. Then, add in the green peas. Stir fry for about 2 minutes, until the peas are heated just enough. Next, add the shrimp and stir fry for a few seconds.
  • Increase the heat to high, and pour the rice wine, salt, and sugar into the stir fry mixture.
  • Remove the slice of ginger and taste everything, then add seasoning with salt and pepper if needed. Remove from the heat to prevent the shrimp from being overcooked.
  • Serve with rice and enjoy.


Calories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 27gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 286mgSodium: 1478mgPotassium: 241mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 434IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 179mgIron: 3mg
Keyword shrimp and green peas, shrimp and green peas stir fry
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