Shrimp Stir Fry

Shrimp Stir Fry

This delicious shrimp stir fry is a recipe that you can throw together quickly and easily. You can also substitute vegetables you have on hand for the vegetables that are listed here. I often make it without rice or pasta but these two will add to the flavor. When I serve over pasta, I use Ziti or the tube style noodles.

-2 teaspoons minced garlic
-2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
-1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
-6 ounces snow peas, fresh or frozen
-1/2 cup green beans, ends snipped & cut into 1 inch chunks
-1/2 red pepper, cut into 2 inch strips
-1/2 yellow pepper, cut into 2 inch strips
-2 tablespoons fresh basil OR 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
-2 tablespoons fresh parsley OR 1 tablespoon dried parsley
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon pepper
-1/4 cup chicken broth
-rice or pasta (optional)

In a large frying pan, melt the butter and add the garlic, sauteing for approximately 2 minutes to bring out the aroma. Add in the vegetables and seasoning, and stir while cooking for another 2 minutes.

Add the shrimp and stir fry for 5 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Add the chicken broth and cook for an additional minute.

Serve immediately--either plain or over pasta or rice.

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