I love hav­ing friends and fam­i­ly for din­ner, but don’t like spend­ing “social time” work­ing in the kitchen! When I can have things prepped ahead and the final cook­ing takes just min­utes, that’s my kind of entertaining!

This is such an impres­sive dish to make for a par­ty of six. The veg­eta­bles list­ed are the ones we enjoy, but can be mod­i­fied accord­ing to every­one’s taste buds. Let your imag­i­na­tion be your guide.

I usu­al­ly serve this over long grain brown rice, but it’s deli­cious over udon noo­dles or angel hair pas­ta. A final sprin­kle of black sesame seeds always looks great for presentation!

If you want to see the video about this recipe, you can see it here!


Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry

A guide­line for an easy, crowd pleas­ing dish!
Course Main Course
Cui­sine Chi­nese
Serv­ings 6 serv­ings
Author Liz Geeslin


  • peanut or coconut oil or oil of your choice
  • 3 large red, yel­low or orange bell pep­pers sliced into strips
  • 3 stalks cel­ery chopped
  • 3 medi­um car­rots peeled and sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped
  • 8 ounces sug­ar snap peas, snow peas or asparagus
  • 1 1/​2 pounds medi­um shrimp cooked or raw

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vine­gar
  • 2 tbsp dry sher­ry NOT cook­ing wine!
  • 6 tbsp chick­en broth
  • 4 tbsp sug­ar
  • 3 tbsp corn starch


  • Pre­pare all of the veg­eta­bles and com­bine pep­pers, cel­ery and car­rots togeth­er in one bowl, green onions and peas or aspara­gus in another.
  • If using pre cooked frozen shrimp, thaw and set aside in a bowl, toss with a lit­tle soy sauce.
  • If using raw shrimp, thaw, peel and set aside in a bowl, toss with a lit­tle soy sauce.
  • Pre­pare stir fry sauce, set aside.
  • In a large skil­let, add the oil of your choice and heat to a shimmer.
  • If using the raw shrimp, add to the skil­let and cook just until pink, remove and set aside.
  • Add more oil if need­ed and add pep­pers, cel­ery and car­rots and cook just until crisp tender.
  • Add the peas or aspara­gus and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the stir fry sauce, stir­ring and cook­ing until thick­ened then add the shrimp and heat through.


There are some real­ly great stir fry sauces on the mar­ket, so exper­i­ment with some that sound good! Adding red pep­per flakes will add heat, as well as gar­lic chili sauce!

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