Shrimp With Snow Peas
Shrimp With Snow Peas

Here’s a classic of Chinese restaurant menus: a stir-fry of shrimp and snow peas with a mild ginger-garlic sauce.

Do you grow snow peas? I plant some in my garden every year and they are usually the first things to appear in spring.

Here’s a quick and easy dish, a classic Chinese stir fry with shrimp, snow peas, ginger and garlic. Enjoy!

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From the editors of Simply Recipes

Prawns with snow peas

preparation time
20 minutes

cooking time
5 minutes

total time
25 minutes

4 servings

You can also use sugar snap peas for this recipe. Save prep time by preparing the peas, ginger, and garlic while the shrimp marinate.



  • 2 teaspoon corn starch (or potato starch)

  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing Chinese cooking wine or dry sherry

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1 lb shrimppeeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil (or other vegetable oil)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped Ginger

  • 3 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 lb snow peasstrings removed

  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce (use gluten free soy sauce if cooking gluten free)

  • 1/4 Cup chicken broth

  • 4 spring onionswhite and light green parts, cut obliquely

  • 2 teaspoon dark roasted sesame oil


  1. Marinate shrimp:

    Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl, then add the shrimp. Throw to cover. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes while you prepare the peas, ginger, and garlic.

  2. Fry ginger and garlic:

    Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat for 1 minute. Add the peanut oil and let it simmer for about 30 seconds. Add ginger and garlic and stir. Fry for about 30 seconds while stirring.

  3. Add shrimp, snow peas, soy sauce, broth:

    Add the shrimp and all of the marinade to the pan (scrape out all of the marinade with a rubber spatula). Add snow peas, soy sauce and chicken broth. Stir-fry until shrimp turn pink, about 2 minutes.

  4. Add the scallions and finish with sesame oil:

    Add the spring onions and sauté for 1 more minute. Turn off the heat and add the sesame oil. Toss again and serve with steamed rice.

nutritional information (per serving)
234 calories
8g Fat
10g carbohydrates
29g protein
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