Looking for a quick weeknight dinner? Snow Peas with Shrimp Stir-fry is an easy vegetable dish that’sready in minutes using simple ingredients. It’s tasty and nutritious and pairs well with steamed rice.
I have a favorite sauce I use as a flavor base for most of my stir fries, and it should be in your cooking arsenal, too! It’s a simple recipe and very versatile. With a few simple switches of ingredients, like green beans to broccoli or shrimp to beef, you get a variety of dishes to enjoy using the same easy sauce.
This snow peas with shrimp is one of the delicious dishes I make with this liquid gold. It’s a mouth-watering stir-fry consisting of crunchy and sweet snow peas, tender-crisp veggies, juicy large shrimp, and hardboiled quail eggs, perfect for a family mid-week meal!
- Shrimp– while pre-peeled shrimp from the store is convenient, I suggest using head-on shrimp and peeling them yourself. They have better texture and flavor.
- Vegetables– the recipe uses snow peas, carrots, and celery, but bell peppers and mushrooms are also great additions.
- Quail eggs– while you can boil and peel quail eggs yourself, I suggest using canned ones that are available at most Asian supermarkets. They’re relatively inexpensive (about $2 a can) and are just as tasty!
- Stir-fry sauce– made with Asian pantry staples: soy sauce, oyster sauce, Chinese cooking wine, sugar, and cornstarch.
- Have your mise en place set up ahead of time. Since stir-fries are typically cooked quickly, it’s important to have the vegetables, shrimp, and other ingredients washed, cut, and ready to be added to the hot wok.
- Use a wok for best results; its unique design allows even heating and easy distribution of ingredients. If you don’t have one, you can also use a wide pan with slanted sides to allow room for ingredients to have contact with the heated surface and move around without spilling.
- You’ll notice that the snow peas, veggies, and shrimp are all cooked separately initially and then combined in the wok to mix with the sauce toward the end of cooking time. These ingredients require different cooking times, and cooking them separately at first keeps some from being overcooked.
How to serve and store
- Snow peas with shrimp stir fry is delicious as a main or side dish. Serve with steamed rice for a nutritious and filling lunch or dinner.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
- Thaw overnight in the fridge, if frozen, and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave to 165 F.
- Keep in mind that the texture of the snow peas and shrimp may be altered by the freezing, thawing, and reheating process.