Tuesday, January 24, 2012

healthy stir-fry #1 : {shrimp, spinach, and mushroom}

I really love stir-frys.  
I get some sort of weird culinary high when using my wok.

Anyway, couple years ago I was on a major stir-fry kick, and I tried a ton of recipes.
Over the next three weeks I will share my 
three favorite healthy stir-frys.
Don't be scared away by the word "healthy." 
They are good.

Healthy Stir-Fry #1: Shrimp, Spinach and Mushroom
You will need:
1 lb of fresh, medium shrimp {deveined and tailless}
10 oz of fresh baby spinach
1 lb of shitake mushroom caps
a good-sized chunk of fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp sesame oil
2 Tb soy sauce {low-sodium}
2 Tb sherry or rice wine vinegar
1 tsp packed brown sugar

1. Whisk together soy sauce, sherry and brown sugar in a small bowl.
2. peel and finely chop your ginger
3. Add the sesame oil to your wok - which should be on high heat.
4. When the oil is hot, add your mushroom caps and stir-fry about 2 minutes.
5. Add the shrimp, garlic, ginger and stir-fry one minute.
Take a sip of wine.  That's the stuff.
6. Add the spinach and the soy mixture.  It will seem like a ton of spinach.  That's normal.

7. Stir the spinach into the mixture for a couple minutes, until it is wilted.
Serve with jasmine rice...so delish!  
Garlic and ginger goodness...not to mention super-healthy spinach!
Next week I'll share my absolute favorite healthy stir-fry...tangy salmon and tomato!
You'll faint, it's so good.


  1. Mmmmmmm!!!! Yummy! I might wanna give that a try. :)

  2. oh. my. word. DROOL! i probably crave stir-fry as much as you love pizza! <3 might have to make that - *cough* er, ask hubby to make it... ;)


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