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Shrimp & Veggie Stir Fry: Freezer Skillet Meal

Sweet, tangy, with a definite Asian flair this dish is perfect served over a big bowl of white or brown rice. While you can buy your vegetables fresh and dice I find that it is better to buy them frozen and ready to go in the bag. Not only is it cost-effective (-compare buying 5 or 6 different veggies, as well as water chestnuts to a big bag for $1.99), but they are generally frozen at the peak of ripeness so they contain more nutrients, and it just saves so much prep time this way. Swap out small bite-sized pieces of chicken or beef if you are not a seafood fan- prep and cook the same way.

Ingredients for Shrimp & Veggie Stir Fry at Home

  • 1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 large bag frozen stir fry vegetables
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp.. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

Optional: Add Stir Fry Meat instead of shrimp (You can use any of the following cuts: Sirloin, Skirt Steak or Flank Steak; cut into cubes and add to bag)

Here’s 3 of My Favorite Red Pepper Flakes

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Directions to Cook Shrimp & Veggie Stir Fry

Prep

  • Place all ingredients in a 1 gallon freezer bag, massage bag to distribute well, shrimp will marinate in the freezer.
  • I like my veggies crunchy, if you prefer yours softer, leave them in the original bag from the store, rubber band them to the bag of shrimp and seasoning.

Cook

  • For softer vegetables- Add 2 tsp. oil to a large nonstick skillet (or wok), saute vegetables for 5-7 minutes, then add shrimp and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • For crisper veggies- Add everything at once cook for 5-7 minutes total- longer will leave your shrimp too tough.
  • Serve over rice or noodles for a complete meal.
  • Kim N. says:

    Tried this and it got really liquidy from the extra water in the frozen veggies. Is there a step I missed?

  • Jody says:

    How large is your “large bag frozen stir fry vegetables”?

  • Laura says:

    Do you cook from frozen or thaw first?

  • Merilee Estes says:

    I would like this recipe in a thawed version of time of cooking, if you have one. Thank you. Sounds delicious!

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