Shrimp with Garlic Sauce

Servings 4 people


  • 1 medium carrot peeled and cut diagonally into thin slices
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 3/4 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 4 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 medium head cabbage cut into 2-inch by 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 green onions cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste


  • Place sliced carrot in boiling water; boil for 1 minute; drain and immediately rinse with cold water; drain again and set aside.
  • In a cup, combine cornstarch and water; set aside.
  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid over high heat, rotating to coat the sides of the skillet.
  • Add shrimp and garlic and stir-fry until shrimp are pink and firm; remove shrimp from skillet.
  • Add remaining oil to the skillet along with mushrooms and cabbage; stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Add broth; bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 minute. Stir in cornstarch mixture; cook and stir for 30 seconds or until thickened.
  • Return shrimp to the skillet along with the cooked carrot, green onions and chili paste; cook and stir until shrimp are heated through about 30 seconds.


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve a big spinach salad on the side. SERVING SUGGESTION: Add wild rice pilaf. KOSHER: Use boneless skinless chicken breast meat cut to the approximate size of shrimp and adjust cooking time as needed. GLUTEN FREE: Make sure broth and chili paste are gluten free. Use arrowroot starch instead of cornstarch. NUTRITION: per serving: 178 Calories; 5g Fat; 21g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 129mg Cholesterol; 213mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat. Points: 4
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