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The Perfect Recipe For A Shrimp Stir-Fry

This delicious shrimp stir-fry uses some of our favorite healthy ingredients like sweet corn and fresh basil. It is perfect on its own, but you can serve it with rice or pasta.


    • 1 kg jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails left on
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 3 tbsp lemon juice
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 large zucchini, diced
    • 2 large ears of corn, kernels removed
    • 3/4 cup small red tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
    • 3/4 cup yellow bell peppers, sliced
    • 12 to 18 fresh basil leaves, shredded or cut finely
    • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
    • Parmesan shavings
    • Cooked rice or pasta, for serving, optional

Ingredients for shrimp stir-fry Photo credit Pinterest

    • Method

      1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter with the olive oil.
      2. Add the shrimps and garlic, then sauté for about three minutes until the shrimps are opaque. Remove shrimp.
      3. On high heat using the same pan, throw in the zucchini and stir for about 45 seconds.
      4. Increase the heat to high, then throw in the zucchini. Stir it around for about 45 seconds. Move to the edge of the pan.
      5. Add the corn, cook for a minute, and then move to the sides of the pan.
      6. Throw in the bell peppers, stir for a minute, then sprinkle on some salt and black pepper.
      7. Put the shrimp back in. Stir all the ingredients around for about 45 seconds until hot and well combined, and then take off the heat.
      8. Sprinkle on the fresh basil and some Parmesan shavings then squeeze the lemon all over the top.
      9. Serve with rice, pasta or on its own.

Shrimp Stir-fry Photo credit Betty Crocker

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