Black Pepper Caramel Shrimp

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 Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbohydrate: 35.2g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Cholesterol: 143mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 554mg
  • Calcium: 92mg

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. 1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Keep warm.
  2. 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. 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:

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