Stir-Fried Shrimp with Honey Walnuts

Makes: 6 servings at $2.46 each.Prep: 45 minutes. Refrigerate: 1 hour. Cook: 20 minutes.

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Honey Walnuts
Servings: 6 Prep 45 mins Chill 1 hr Cook 20 mins

Ingredients

Honey Walnuts:
  • 2/3 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Shrimp:
  • 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dark Asian sesame oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 scallions, diagonally cut into 11/2-inch pieces
  • 1 red sweet pepper, cored, seeded and cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound snow peas, trimmed and strings removed
  • Hot cooked rice (optional)

Make It

Walnuts:

1. Bring nuts, water and honey in small saucepan to boiling over medium heat; cook 5 to 8 minutes, until water boils away and nuts begin to sizzle. When coated, remove nuts to heat-proof plate to dry. (Can be prepared ahead.)

Shrimp:

2. Mix shrimp, 2 tablespoons sherry and ginger in bowl; refrigerate at least 1 hour.

3. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sherry, chicken broth, soy sauce, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, cornstarch, sesame oil and ground red pepper in small bowl.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over high heat. Add honey walnuts to skillet; stir-fry until crisp and brown, about 2 or 3 minutes. Turn out onto heat-proof plate.

5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet. Drain shrimp. Add shrimp, scallions, red pepper and garlic to skillet; stir-fry 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and shrimp are pink and curled. Remove to large platter; keep warm.

6. Wipe out skillet. Heat remaining oil in skillet. Add snow peas; stir-fry 1 minute, just until tender. Return shrimp and vegetables to skillet. Stir in ketchup-cornstarch mixture. Bring to boiling; cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

7. Serve shrimp over hot rice if desired. Top with honey walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 279, Fat, total (g): 16, chol. (mg): 90, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 21, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 15, sodium (mg): 810, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.