Spicy Shrimp and Soybean Stir-fry

Notes: To thaw beans quickly, pour into a colander and rinse with hot water. Serve this stir-fry with hot cooked rice.


Makes 3 or 4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 269
Caloriesfromfat 43 %
Protein 29 g
Fat 13 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Sodium 266 mg
Cholesterol 86 mg


1/2 cup fat-skimmed chicken broth or vegetable broth
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon hot chili flakes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package (12 oz.) frozen shelled soybeans, thawed (see notes), or 2 1/4 cups refrigerated cooked shelled soybeans
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
8 ounces shelled, deveined shrimp (31 to 35 per lb.), rinsed


1. In a 1-cup glass measure, mix broth, vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch, and chili flakes until smooth.

2. Set a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over high heat. When hot, add 1 teaspoon oil and the soybeans; stir until beans are hot and their skins are slightly blistered, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour into a bowl.

3. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil, the ginger, and garlic to pan; stir just until garlic begins to brown, about 15 seconds. Add shrimp and stir until opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 2 to 3 minutes. Return beans to pan. Stir broth mixture and add to pan; stir until sauce boils and thickens. Add salt to taste. Pour into a serving dish.