Szechuan Shrimp: Low Fat Szechuan Stir Fry

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Szechuan Shrimp: Low Fat Szechuan Stir Fry

This Szechuan shrimp recipe is low fat, flavorful, and a good source of protein.

Szechuan shrimp is easy to make and a great way to keep a diet interesting! It is colorful, tasty and no one would ever guess that it is actually healthy. This recipe is not only low in overall calories but it is also good for slimming your waistline as the garlic, ginger and red pepper are all metabolic boosters that help you burn calories at an elevated rate.

Ingredients
12 Oz Cooked Shrimp
½ Cup Green Onions (diced)
4 Garlic Cloves (minced)
2 Tbsp Ketchup
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil or Sesame Oil
2 Tsp Cornstarch
½ Tsp Pepper Flakes
¼ Tsp Ground Ginger
4 Tbsp Water

Mix the ketchup, honey, water, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, cornstarch and ground ginger in a bowl (you can do this as you begin to cook or mix this earlier in the day and let sit in the refrigerator to let its flavors thoroughly mix).

In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat. Once the oil is heated, toss in the onion and garlic; cook until garlic is slightly browned and onions become less opaque.

Add the shrimp to the skillet; cook for 2 minutes and then add in the sauce from above. When the sauce has thickened, your Szechuan shrimp is ready (be careful not to overcook your shrimp; leaving the shrimp on too long will result in a tough rubbery texture).

This low fat recipe makes roughly 4 servings.


A dish of this has only around 150 calories, very little fat, and roughly 20 grams of protein, making it an excellent dinner choice after a strength training workout.

We suggest serving this Szechuan shrimp recipe over brown rice, whole wheat pasta, or quinoa. Steamed broccoli, carrots, or asparagus make a good side, or a fresh spinach salad.

Who says you have to sacrifice taste when eating healthy?

Nutrition information
Calories: 154
Total Fat: 4.4 g
Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
Cholesterol: 166 mg
Sodium: 503 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 10 g
Sugars: 6 g
Protein: 19 g