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Stir-Fried Spicy Ginger Shrimp with Sugar Snaps

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
25 min
5 min
Next time you’re hankering for Chinese takeout, consider making this stir-fry instead—it’ll be on your table just as quickly. Here, a classic combo of shrimp and veggies gains tasty nuance from ingredients like red miso, which brings earthy depth, and zippy sriracha. And there’s a reason the cooking starts with fresh ginger—its peppery bite is key in this dish. Serve over steamed cauliflower rice or broccoli rice.


Fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth

3 tbsp(s)

Dry sherry

1 tbsp(s)

Miso paste

1 tbsp(s), red variety

Sriracha chili sauce

1 tbsp(s)


1 tsp(s)

Peanut oil

2 tbsp(s), or vegetable oil

Ginger root

1 tbsp(s), fresh, peeled, finely chopped

Uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), medium sized, peeled, deveined, patted dry

Uncooked sugar snap peas

3 cup(s), (about 8 oz), strings trimmed

Red bell pepper

1 cup(s), chopped, thinly sliced

Table salt

½ tsp(s)


¾ tsp(s)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the stock, sherry, miso, sriracha, and sugar.
  2. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok (or a 12-inch skillet) over high. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the ginger and cook until fragrant, about 10 seconds, stirring constantly. Push the ginger to the sides of the pan. Carefully add the shrimp and spread into an even layer. Cook, undisturbed, for 1 minute so the shrimp begin to sear. Stir and cook until the shrimp are lightly browned but not cooked through, about 30 seconds more.
  3. Add the snap peas, bell pepper, and salt and cook, tossing and stirring, until just combined, about 30 seconds. Stir the cornstarch into the stock mixture and drizzle over the shrimp. Cook until the vegetables are tender-crisp, about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Serving size: 1 1⁄4 cups


The easiest way to devein shrimp is to use a shrimp deveiner. Once the shrimp is rinsed, pat dry with paper towels before stir-frying. Also, make sure the sugar snaps are dry to the touch. Excess water will turn your stir-fry into a braise. Garnish with sliced scallions if desired.