Spicy Shrimp with Spinach and Walnuts



4 servings.

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 206
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 23.8 g
Carbohydrate 12.4 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 151 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 405 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


1 pound unpeeled large fresh shrimp
3 tablespoons dry sherry, divided
1 tablespoon peeled, grated gingerroot
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 cup canned no-salt-added chicken broth, undiluted
2 tablespoons reduced-calorie soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium ketchup
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
Vegetable cooking spray
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon peanut oil
1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
2 tablespoons water
6 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces


Peel, devein, and butterfly shrimp. Combine shrimp, 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry, and gingerroot. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 to 45 minutes.

Combine remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry, cornstarch, chicken broth, soy sauce, and vinegar; stir well. Add ketchup and next 3 ingredients. Set aside.

Coat a wok or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat at medium-high (375°) until hot. Add walnuts, and stir-fry 30 seconds. Remove walnuts from wok, and set aside.

Drizzle peanut oil around top of wok, coating sides. Add spinach to wok; stir-fry 2 minutes. Remove to a serving platter; keep warm.

Add garlic to wok; stir-fry 10 seconds. Add sweet red pepper and 2 tablespoons water; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add shrimp mixture and green onions; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes. Add cornstarch mixture; stir-fry until mixture is slightly thickened and bubbly. Spoon over spinach, and sprinkle with walnuts. Serve immediately.

Oxmoor House Cooking Light Collection,

Oxmoor House

January 1995
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