This quick shrimp stir fry is really tempting. For starters, stir fries are a wonderful and quick way to get a healthy dinner on the table. You can pack in the vegetables.
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This kind of recipe is good for learning how to stir fry. Zucchini is fairly simple to cook. And the most difficult aspects of this recipe are slicing the grape tomatoes and making sure the shrimp is deveined.
That being said, it's good to realize this isn't going to taste like a Chinese restaurant stir fry. There's no soy sauce. And it uses basil and Parmesan cheese. It makes a quick and easy dinner.
If you wanted a quicker dinner, you could pick up fresh or frozen stir fry vegetables from your local market. There's usually pea pods, onions and red bell pepper in them.
I would also add in bok choy or green cabbage. It doesn't matter if you choose Napa, curly leaf or smooth. Cabbage cooks quickly and adds a nice texture.
Broccoli is also another great vegetable to cook over high heat in oil.
If you want to make an Asian stir fry, then you'll need to whip up a sauce using soy sauce. And you won't want to use butter. Use a good high heat oil like grapeseed. And then you can use a bit of sesame oil for flavor.
But the whole world really is your oyster when it comes to stir fries. All you're doing is cooking small pieces of vegetables and meat over high heat, and then finishing with a sauce. You could use chili powder for a Mexican stir fry.
Look for seasoning mixes in your supermarket. You may also want to add in Italian seasoning to this particular shrimp recipe for a deeper flavor. Or find some Herbs de Provence.
You can swap out the shrimp for chicken, beef, pork, tofu, turkey, etc. The sky is the limit.
To make this low carb, find low carb noodles or make zoodles. Otherwise, serve with a bit of brown rice. You'll be so happy you did.
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