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Tonight’s recipe is a light shrimp dish that’s high on flavor and low on calories.  Give this one a try.  Very nice

Kung Pao Shrimp



  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4-5 small chilies or 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • 6 scallions (the white part, save the green part for garnish)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 pound medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts, plus more chopped for garnish


  1. Combine the soy sauce, orange juice, vinegar, cornstarch and sugar in a bowl.  Set it aside.
  2. Place a wok or large skillet over high heat and add the oil.  When the oil is lightly smoking, toss in the chilies, scallion whites, garlic and ginger.
  3. Stir-fry for 30 seconds, until the garlic and scallions are fragrant but not brown.  Next add the bell pepper and cook for another minute, stirring constantly with a metal or wood spatula.  Then add the shrimp and peanuts.  Cook until the shrimp just turns pink, about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the sauce and cook just long enough for it to thicken and form a light sheen around the shrimp and vegetables, about 30 seconds.
  5. Serve over a scoop of white or brown rice, sprinkled with scallion tops and chopped peanuts.


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