Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Green Beans

22 Mar

We really love stir fry here at my house, and this recipe was no exception! We both thought it was good. I love spicy food, although my husband doesn’t so much. Next time I make this, I will cut back a little on the chili sauce. If you have kids you might want to cut back on it as well. This is a great tasting, low fat, filling dinner that I will be making again.

Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Green Beans

Source: Stephanie Cooks, Adapted From can you stay for dinner?


3 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2 tsp. sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. fresh grated ginger
1 tbsp. oil (sesame preferred, vegetable/olive will work)
2 tsp. chili sauce
2 tsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 4 tsp. cold water
3/4 pound shrimp
3-4 cups green beans, steamed
Sesame seeds

1- Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl, whisk well to combine (soy sauce through chili sauce).
2- Add to a small sauce pan, bring to a boil. Let the sauce simmer for 2 minutes.
3- Stir in the dissolved cornstarch mix. Return to a simmer, cook until thickened (it should coat a spoon).
4- In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, add the shrimp. Cook until both sides are cooked through. Add the cooked green beans to the skillet, along with the sauce. Stir well to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with steamed brown or white rice.

**Serves 4, 4 Weight Watcher points plus. I made the recipe with 4 cups of green beans. Add extra points for the brown or white rice. 1/2 cup steamed white rice is 3 points plus**


2 Responses to “Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Green Beans”

  1. Can You Stay for Dinner March 22, 2011 at 8:23 AM #

    Looks great!!

  2. katie March 22, 2011 at 3:42 PM #

    I love shrimp in a stir fry, this looks fantastic.

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