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Easy Healthy Shrimp Stir Fry for Two

You’ll love this simple yummy easy healthy shrimp stir fry for two. We do. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 314
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails on
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large zucchini, diced
  • 1 large ear or corn, kernels removed (or 3/4 cup corn kernels)
  • 1/2 cup red grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup yellow grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 to 9 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin ribbons
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Parmesan shavings, optional
  • Rice or pasta or cauliflower rice for serving, optional

Instructions

  • In a large skillet set over a medium-high heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Add the shrimp and garlic, then cook, stirring often, until the shrimp are opaque, about 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp to a plate and set aside.
  • Increase the heat to high, then add the zucchini. Stir it around for about a minute, then scrape the zucchini to the edges of the pan. 
  • Add in the corn and cook it for a minute, then push it to the edges of the pan. Add in the grape tomatoes, stir them around for a minute, then sprinkle on some salt and pepper to taste.
  • Then add the shrimp back into the skillet. Stir everything around for another minute or so, or until it's all combined and hot. Then scrape onto plates or a serving platter.
  • Sprinkle on the fresh basil and some Parmesan shavings, if desired, then ... this is the best part ... squeeze the lemon all over the top. This adds a wonderful, bright freshness.
  • You can serve this with rice, with pasta or it's just perfect on its own.

Recipe Notes

  • The only major change I made was to divide the recipe in half to make two servings.
  • The fresh lemon juice is really key to the flavor of this healthy shrimp stir fry. DO NOT SKIP IT!
  • While this is yummy right out of the pan, I actually think that it is better after having been allowed to sit and cool down just a bit.
 

Additions/Variations

No shrimp? Substitute cubes of raw boneless, skinless chicken breast instead
No fresh corn? Use about 3/4 cup canned or frozen corn instead
No fresh basil? Substitute 1 teaspoon dried instead
Dairy free? Use 2 teaspoons olive oil and skip the butter and optional Parmesan cheese
Spicier? Add crushed red pepper flakes or chopped jalapeno chiles to taste
Greek Variation - Substitute fresh dill for the basil and add a generous sprinkling of crumbled feta cheese
Mexican Variation - Substitute fresh chopped cilantro for the basil and fresh lime juice to taste for the lemon juice. A sprinkling of cumin added with the shrimp and garlic would be good too.
 
Serving size: 1/2 the recipe
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *8
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *3
Nutrition Facts
Easy Healthy Shrimp Stir Fry for Two
Amount Per Serving (1 /2 recipe)
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Protein 46g92%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: one-pot shrimp meal, shrimp skillet