Black Pepper Caramel Shrimp

Black Pepper Caramel Shrimp Recipe
Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr
Sustainable Choice: Buy Pacific white shrimp farmed in fully recirculating systems or inland ponds.

For a milder dish, use only 1 teaspoon black pepper.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup shrimp mixture and 1/2 cup rice)

Recipe from

Nutritional Information

Calories 280
Fat 7.1 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 2.4 g
Polyfat 2.5 g
Protein 19 g
Carbohydrate 35.2 g
Fiber 2.2 g
Cholesterol 143 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 554 mg
Calcium 92 mg

Ingredients

1 (3 1/2-ounce) bag boil-in-bag brown rice
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups diagonally cut snow peas
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons fish sauce

Preparation

1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Keep warm.

2. Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk; set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shrimp; sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp begin to turn pink. Add peas, garlic, pepper, and salt; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat.

3. Combine broth, sugar, and fish sauce in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil; stir in cornstarch mixture. Cook 30 seconds or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Pour sugar mixture over shrimp. Return shrimp mixture to medium-high heat; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve over cooked rice.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough,

April 2013
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note