South Beach Shrimp Stir-Fry is quick and easy for a week-night dinner. It can be on the table in less than 30 minutes when you’re craving shrimp! It is also great if you are on the Keto diet.
Shrimp is one of those seafood staples you can add to any meal. Digging in to a green salad? Top it with shrimp. Whipping up a quick stir fry? Mix in some shrimp. Shrimp recipes are perhaps the most popular seafood dishes to “indulge” in. Shrimp also happens to be one of the favorite Proteins on the South Beach Diet. You can prepare it in so many ways. Most South Beach shrimp recipes are nutritious and delicious!
But in this easy recipe, the seafood favorite takes center stage. Cooked with a whole host of veggies, this dish is very flavorful.
South Beach Shrimp Stir-Fry
Are you on your South Beach Diet Maintenance Phase? Serve this simple South Beach shrimp stir-fry meal over brown rice for a filling DIY dinner. You could also swap in scallops for another high protein seafood option.
I think Stir-Fry Recipes are great any time of year. Shrimp stir fries are especially quick and easy for a treat if you keep shrimp in the freezer. But for this recipe, we are using fresh shrimp. This delicious Stir-Fried Shrimp is an easy dinner idea that uses minced ginger and garlic to add so much flavor to shrimp and vegetables.
Do Stir-Fry’s Need To Have Thickener?
I’ve made a few stir-fry recipes without using anything to thicken the sauce. Cornstarch has a lot of thickening power, but it has 7 carbs in one tablespoon. On South Beach & Keto, I’m not sure you need the cornstarch. Just cook the sauce a little longer.
- A wok would be nice to use
- 1 onion chopped
- ½ bell pepper chopped
- 1 cup celery chopped
- 2 tbsp ginger minced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 15 oz can chopped tomatoes (with Juice)
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp Soy Sauce
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 pound medium shrimp peeled, deveined, and no tail
- 1 cup Sugar snap peas
- Over medium heat, cook the onion, bell pepper, ginger and celery for 5 minutes, or until tender.
- Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the tomatoes (with juice), bay leaf, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and crushed red peppers.
- Heat to boiling. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the shrimp and sugar snap peas, until the shrimp are opaque.
- Remove and discard the bay leaf before serving.
The South Beach Diet
South Beach Diet, is named after the South Beach section of Miami. It is a modified low-carb diet. It is lower in carbs and higher in protein and healthy fats than your typical eating plan. But it’s really not a strict low-carb diet.
The South Beach Diet was created in 2003 by cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston, M.D. South Beach preaches that it is a healthy way of eating whether you want to lose weight or not. The purpose of South Beach is to change the overall balance of the foods you eat to encourage weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. (https://www.southbeachdiet.com/how-it-works/index.jsp)
South Beach recommends exercise as an important part of healthy living. They say that regular exercise will boost your metabolism and help prevent weight-loss plateaus. Without exercise, it seems to derail other low carb diets.
South Beach is combination of complex carbs (or the “good carbs”, which include whole grains, fruit, beans, vegetables, and legumes), lean protein and healthy fats. It is a fiber-rich diet that you can follow for a “lifetime of healthy eating”. Simple carbs, or “bad” carbs, include sugar, syrup and baked goods made from refined white flour.
The simplistic view is cut out the “White Food” – processed sugar, white bread, white flour, pasta, among others. Processed food – BAD. Fresh fruit, lean protein & veggies – GOOD.
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