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Shrimp Stir Fry with Lemon and Ginger is a simple yet healthy meal for any day of the week. Skip Chinese take out and make this classic at home. #shrimp #lemon #ginger #stirfry #vegetable #recipe #takeout #healthy #dinner #lunch #mealprep

Shrimp Stir Fry with Lemon and Ginger

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Shrimp Stir Fry with Lemon and Ginger is a quick and easy meal that is perfect for any day of the week. It's packed with veggies and fresh lemon ginger flavor.
5 from 4 votes


For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger,, grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the stir fry:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 red bell pepper,, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper,, sliced
  • 1/2 onion,, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 ounces sugar snap peas
  • 2 teaspoons ginger,, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • steamed white rice or cooked cauliflower rice,, for serving
  • scallions,, chopped


  • In a small bowl, whisk together broth, lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, lemon zest, and sesame oil. Whisk in the cornstarch until there are no lumps. Set aside.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir peppers, onion, broccoli, snap peas, and ginger until just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from skillet and keep warm.
  • Heat remaining teaspoon sesame oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp until pink and no longer opaque, about 2 to3 minutes.
  • Return vegetables and sauce to skillet. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until warmed through. Remove from heat and stir in sesame seeds. Serve over rice and garnish with scallions.


Calories: 226.3kcal, Carbohydrates: 13.2g, Protein: 25.7g, Fat: 7.9g, Saturated Fat: 1.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 172mg, Sodium: 520mg, Potassium: 485mg, Fiber: 2.2g, Sugar: 2.5g
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
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