Asian Shrimp and Snow Peas Weight Watcher’s Style

This is another delicious Chinese recipe from Weight Watcher’s and a perfect dish to serve after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Like so many others I overate but totally enjoyed every minute of it.  I did change this dish by substituting snow peas for the original sugar snap peas.  I just happen to like that veggie better.  I even make room in my small garden to grow them –  they grow up a trellis so that saves a lot of space.  When shrimp is a part of the menu it is even better.

Asian Shrimp and Snow Peas

  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced (I keep some in the freezer so I always have it on hand)
  • 1 small to medium red onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups snow peas, uncooked
  • 1 lb. uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined  (I used frozen extra large 26-30 count, unshelled)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
  • rice of your choice (I made Sushi Rice) which I placed in molds to serve – it is sticky so perfect choice for molding (see Ginger and Jasmine Tea Sushi Rice)
  • sesame seeds for garnish, optional

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet.  Add garlic, ginger and the red onions and cook for a couple of minutes until tender.  Next, add the peas and cook for another couple of minutes.  Add shrimp and cook until they are almost cooked through, probably about 2-3  minutes (depending on the size of shrimp you are using).

In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup broth and cornstarch until blended.  Add the remaining 3/4 cup of broth and the soy sauce.

Add the broth mixture and stir in the red pepper flakes and sugar.  Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens and shrimp finish cooking.  I would have liked the sauce to be thicker but if you add more cornstarch the points go up, so I did not!

WW points 1 cup shrimp and veggies plus 1/2 cup of rice is 7 points

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2014/11/28/asian-shrimp

I decided to bring a Weight Watcher’s recipe to Angie’s party over at The Novice Gardener.  I know many will be wanting to cook a more healthy meal after a hearty Thanksgiving meal.  Thanks also to Prudy @butterbasilandbreadcrumbs and Jess @ cookingismysport.

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26 thoughts on “Asian Shrimp and Snow Peas Weight Watcher’s Style

      • So do I – but then if I put anything online it’s one I made up myself, or one that was already published elsewhere to make sure I am not infringing on any copyright issues – probably worry for nothing but there you go. Don’t know how other bloggers handle this -or whether if you have changed a recipe dramatically it then no longer counts as the original, this is what i would think as you changed an idea.

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      • If I know where I got a recipe or an idea I always mention the source if I know it whether I change it or not. Like you I am afraid of copyright issues and try to give the credit where it is due. Unfortunately, I have many recipes that I do not know where they came from or I tear a recipe out of a magazine and the magazine’s name is not on it. Oh well, I try to be honest and I am sure you do too 🙂

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      • hey there – 🙂 fully agree – many of the recipes people share with us are probably also originally from a cookbook somewhere, or a magazine cutting, or I don’t know and I thin to do the best we can. Magazine cuttings I have some my mother cut out years ago, no idea which magazine it’s from or even if the magazine still exists – I must post a recipe I got from a house and gardens magazine in 1996 now I come to think of it!

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      • It may be even older but I cut it out when I was a student and I still serve it regularly, very very simple, it’s a 5 minute job, but looks highly sophisticated and your guests will love you – coming up soon!

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  2. Happy Fiesta Friday Judi! As soon as I saw this, the first thing I though was “Yum”… You always have the best recipes…and I’d love to be sitting at your dinner table night after night..honestly. I’m printing this one up, it’s definitely going to grace our table this week. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us this weekend… Awesome post. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful… ❤

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    • Happy FF to you Prudy ! You are too sweet – I would love for you to grace my table, better yet it would be fun to have a potluck and all of us could contribute their favorite dish 🙂 A small group this year and we had lots of leftovers – yum! Hope you had a good one too!

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