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healthy kung pao shrimp recipe

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Adjust Servings:
1 red bell pepper
3 chopped green onions
2 tablespoons diced ginger
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon brown sugar
pinch of salt and pepper
2 teaspoon sesame seeds

Nutritional information


healthy kung pao shrimp recipe

  • 20 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Easy




Back again to you from the Asian kitchen, with the popular shrimp recipe, Kung Pao shrimp
is a healthy stir fry shrimp with light vegetables, and aromatic ginger, mixed with the fresh
roasted peanuts, and served with a savory soy sauce mix, If you love seafood you will definitely need to try it.

Recipe notes for cooking kung pao shrimp

1- Chili pepper:
If you’re not into spicy food, you can just stir the whole chili pepper in the wok first with the minced garlic, just to add a little spicy taste to the recipe, but later after the recipe is done, you can remove it, so you don’t over spice the meal.
2-Peanuts: The best choice is unsalted roasted peanuts, because the salted peanuts make the recipe too much salty, and may cover the taste of the rest of the ingredients. You can prepare healthy roasted peanuts in the oven at 350 F. for 15-20 minutes or until nuts are turned to brown color, and stir it once or twice halfway through. Place it on a sheet to cool down, and use it in the recipe.
3-Brown sugar: you can use molasses as a substitution to the sugar for added nutritional value, molasses contain a significant high Iron concentration that makes it super nutritious.

Healthy Advice for healthy   kung pao shrimp 

1- The recommended daily intake of dietary cholesterol for the average healthy person is about 300 milligrams per day with less than seven percent of calories coming from saturated fat.
2- Shrimp and shellfish are high in cholesterol, 85-gram serving of shrimp provides 166 mg of cholesterol, so it is recommended to eat it in moderation.
3- Additionally, shrimp contain carotenoid antioxidants and the amino acid taurine, that help prevent heart disease and lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.
4- Cholesterol-lowering food is recommended to be included in your diet, to help reduce cholesterol absorption, and enhance cholesterol metabolism, these foods are like:
1- legumes: peas and lentils
2- Whole grains: Oats and barely
3- Avocado
4- fruits and berries
5- Dark leafy greens
6- Garlic
7-  Nuts: Almonds and Walnuts



In a mixing bowl, add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, cornstarch, sesame oil, brown sugar, and the water, whisk the ingredients till the sauce gets thick.


In a wok or a pan, heat 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, stir the red chili pepper, and the
minced garlic till you get the aroma, then add the bell pepper and the clean peeled shrimps.


Stir shrimps for 2-3 minutes till get pink color, then add the sauce and toss the shrimps in the sauce till get covered, add chopped green onions and serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.


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