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Cashew Shrimp Recipe

This cashew shrimp recipe is fool-proof and takes no time at all. Keep it in the fridge for hassle-free meals for days to come.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: cashew shrimp, cashew shrimp recipe, how to make cashew shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 10 oz peeled shrimp from 20 oz shrimp
  • 4 oz carrots cut into strips the same size as green beans
  • 4 oz green beans
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 oz cashews roasted and unsalted
  • 2 tbsp scallion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds toasted
  • 3 cups cooked medium-grain rice

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together 4 tbsp water, 2 tsp cornstarch, 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp brown sugar, 1/2 tsp Sriracha, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, and 1 tsp sesame oil. Set aside.
    step 1: Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  • Heat 1 tbsp canola oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Sauté 1 tbsp garlic and 1 tsp ginger until fragrant, then add 10 oz peeled shrimp. Cook until both sides turn red.
    step 2: Sauté the aromatics.
  • Add 10 oz peeled shrimp. Cook until both sides turn red.
    step 3: Sear the shrimp.
  • Add the carrots and green beans, 4 oz each. Stir everything for about 3 minutes.
    step 4: Stir in the veggies.
  • Pour in the sauce you mixed earlier, and it should quickly thicken in about 30 seconds. Stir in 3 oz cashews, and remove from the heat.
    step 5: Add sauce and cashews. Reduce the sauce.
  • Garnish with 1 tsp sesame seeds, 2 tbsp scallion, and enjoy with 3 cups cooked rice.
    step 6: Garnish with sesame seeds and scallion. Enjoy with cooked rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 740mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5180IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 5mg