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How To Make Shrimp Stir Fry

The shrimp stir fry is delicious and incredibly easy to make. Shrimp, Red bell peppers, Yellow bell peppers, green beans, and scallions sautéed to perfection. Stir fry recipes do not take a long time to fix, they are versatile and also tasty.

Shrimp Stir Fry - Quick and Delicious!

Stir-frying is a traditional Asian cooking technique. This is usually done in a wok. It involves adding a few tablespoons of oil in a hot pan to sear foods like Meat, Shrimps or Vegetables quickly. This process helps to cook the food pretty quickly and keep them nice and crisp without burning. Likewise, it also helps the food to retain much less oil as compared to deep-frying.

This shrimp stir fry is adaptable and inventive. You can use your choice of vegetables, and this can also be done with Chicken instead of Shrimps.

Delicious quick fix - Shrimp Stir Fry

As a busy mom, quick meals are my favorite, especially when they are nutritious. I like to be innovative by creating new combinations of flavors. That was how I came up with this one-pot Rice and Chicken recipe. It’s so easy and nutrient-dense as well.

Easy Shrimp Stir fry

I love the mechanics of ethnic cuisines so I used Ginger, Garlic and Scallion which is sometimes referred to as the Chinese Trinity because it’s the base aromatics for most Chinese staple. I also used Shrimps, bell peppers, and Green beans with a simple honey garlic sauce.

These simple ingredients cook quickly to create sweet, crunchy, salty, tender goodness and all these ingredients are what you can easily find in your local grocery.

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Additional notes:

  • This stir fry recipe is simple enough and personally, I don’t find it as an intimidating recipe for any cooking level skill.
  • Swap out the vegetables if you prefer. Try zucchini, bok choy, .
  • Remember to keep it simple and don’t overcook the shrimps; keep on stirring them until they just turn tender and pink.
  • This easy, shrimp stir fry takes about 20 minutes to make (10 to prep and another 10 to cook), so you can be out of the kitchen in no time.
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Shrimp stir fry

The shrimp stir fry is delicious and incredibly easy to make. Shrimp, Red bell peppers, Yellow bell peppers, green beans, and scallions sautéed to perfection. Stir fry recipes do not take a long time to fix, they are versatile and also tasty.
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Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: homemade, shrimp stir-fry, stir-fry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu


For the Sauce

  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ginger Minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Flakes or to taste

For the Stir-fry

  • 1 lb Shrimp
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Green Beans
  • 4 Green Onion
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


For the sauce:

  • Combine all the ingredients for the sauce and mix together until well combined.

For the stir-fry:

  • Remove the seeds and the ribs from peppers and cut it lengthwise into strips.
  • Clean the Shrimps and pat dry with a Paper Towel. Season with Salt and Black Pepper
  • Preheat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan until it becomes very hot. Add the shrimps and fry until they become just pink
  • Add the Green beans and bell peppers and stir-fry for about 5 minutes until crisp and tender
  • Stir in the Shrimps and add the sauce.
  • Leave to simmer for about one minute or till the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat and serve


The oil must be fully heated before stir-frying. Ensure the Oil coats all the bottom of the pan before adding your ingredients Try to ensure your meat chicken or seafood, are of even sizes to ensure even cooking. You can also toss in some fresh chopped herbs, like basil, dill, or parsley. Shrimps cook very fast so make sure you remove them from heat immediately they become pink


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1696mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1110IU | Vitamin C: 99.8mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 3.3mg

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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Been looking for the perfect prawn stir fry recipe for a while. I’ve tried your recipe on 2 occasions and it’s always been a hit. Thanks so much

Lola Osinkolu

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

All the validation I need!😃 Thanks for letting me know!!


Tuesday 7th of July 2020

Hi Chef Lola, my husband made this tonight and it was delicious. We didn't have green beans but added red onion. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Lola Osinkolu

Friday 17th of July 2020

I’m so glad you love it! So glad it worked out with the sub :)


Wednesday 30th of October 2019

Making this tonight. Which measurement of cornstarch is correct? It's listed twice in different amounts for the sauce. Thank you!

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 30th of October 2019

Thanks so much for catching that. It's 1/2 Tbsp, and I’m going to update the recipe to reflect that now. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to reach out. Let me know how well you like the stir fry when you try it. :)


Sunday 7th of April 2019

Hello Lola: Just discovered your website looking for bread recipes; your no-knead bread is similar to the one I already have but you can't have enough recipes. I am going to try your stir fry recipe; it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 30th of October 2019

Hi Annabelle, I apologize for the late response. I honestly don't know how I managed not to see your comment. Did you make the stir fry yet? I hope you like it? Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a note for me :)

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