Chinese Take-Out Shrimp with Garlic


There is a great garlic flavor to this with an underlying heat that is fabulous served over rice!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 10 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

  • 1 cup snow peas

  • 1 cup small white button mushrooms

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Heat oil in wok or large skillet until very hot. Cook and stir garlic and ginger in the hot oil until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the water chestnuts, snow peas, mushrooms, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and shrimp to the pan. Cook, stirring, until shrimp turns pink, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Combine the chicken broth, rice vinegar, fish sauce, and dry sherry in a small bowl. Pour into the shrimp mixture; cook and stir briefly to combine. Combine the cornstarch and water and stir into the wok. Stir until sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you really like it spicy, add up to 1 teaspoon additional crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
8g Fat
16g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 1090mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 21mg 105%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 431mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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