Chinese Shrimp with Zucchini Squash

Number served:

Ingredients:

  • raw shrimp (or defrosted frozen) - 14 medium
  • cornstarch - 1 tablespoon
  • salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • black pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
  • zucchini squash (chopped) - 2 cup
  • vegetable oil - 2 tablespoon
  • sherry - 1 tablespoon
  • soy sauce - 1 tablespoon

Directions:

I vary the proportion of shrimp to Zucchini squash depending on both my tastes and how much shrimp and Zucchini I have on-hand that I want to use up.

Shell and chop the shrimps into three or four pieces and roll in cornstarch, salt and pepper - use a small bowl for this.

Wash the zucchini and coarsely chop.

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and fry Zucchini until it is mostly done before adding the shrimp and the sherry.

When the shrimp are done then mix in the soy sauce and serve immediately.

Note: I like to eat this dish as-is but you might want to also try serving it with cooked Chinese style noodles or even a small amount of cooked Italian pasta.

Get creative: based on the statistics of over 100,000 recipes, here are some other ingredients that are commonly used with the ingredients in this recipe that you might want to experiment by adding one or two of the following (amounts adjusted assuming you making 2 servings):

  • sesame oil : 1/4 teaspoon
  • coconut oil : 1/2 teaspoon
  • hoisin sauce : 1/8 teaspoon
  • bean sprouts : 2 tablespoon
  • oil : 1/2 teaspoon
  • rice vinegar : 3/4 teaspoon
  • white pepper : 1/8 teaspoon
  • fresh ginger : 1/2 teaspoon
  • garam masala : 1/8 teaspoon
  • cumin seeds : 1/8 teaspoon

Approximate nutrients
per serving
(% daily requirement):


  • iron 78%

    soy sauce: 11%
    sherry: 2%
    zucchini squash: 7%
    raw shrimp: 56%

  • fat_mono_unsaturated 38%

    vegetable oil: 38%

  • sodium 37%

    soy sauce: 33%
    raw shrimp: 4%

  • cholesterol 21%

    raw shrimp: 21%

  • vitamin_b12 20%

    raw shrimp: 20%

  • vitamin_e 18%

    vegetable oil: 15%
    raw shrimp: 3%

  • vitamin_k 18%

    vegetable oil: 18%

  • fat_poly_unsaturated 17%

    vegetable oil: 15%
    raw shrimp: 1%

  • phosphorus 16%

    soy sauce: 1%
    zucchini squash: 2%
    raw shrimp: 12%

  • protein 16%

    soy sauce: 1%
    raw shrimp: 15%

  • copper 15%

    soy sauce: 1%
    zucchini squash: 1%
    raw shrimp: 12%

  • niacin 10%

    soy sauce: 2%
    raw shrimp: 7%

  • vitamin_c 8%

    zucchini squash: 7%
    raw shrimp: 1%

  • energy_in_kcal 7%

    vegetable oil: 5%
    raw shrimp: 2%

  • magnesium 7%

    soy sauce: 1%
    zucchini squash: 1%
    raw shrimp: 4%

  • choline 7%

    raw shrimp: 7%

  • vitamin_b6 6%

    soy sauce: 1%
    zucchini squash: 1%
    raw shrimp: 3%