Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe with Lemon and Ginger

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Shrimp stir fry recipe with lemon and ginger is a simple and healthy meal made in less than 30 minutes! Combine your favorite stir fry vegetables and flavors to create this easy shrimp and broccoli stir fry recipe.

Yield: 4 servings |Prep Time: 5 mins| Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 20 mins

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For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the stir fry:

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 ounces sugar snap peas
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • steamed white rice or cooked cauliflower rice, for serving
  • scallions, chopped


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together broth, lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, lemon zest, and sesame oil. Whisk in the cornstarch until there are no lumps. Set aside.
  2. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir peppers, onion, broccoli, snap peas, and ginger until just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from skillet and keep warm.
  4. Heat remaining teaspoon sesame oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp until pink and no longer opaque, about 2 to3 minutes.
  5. Return vegetables and sauce to skillet. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until warmed through. Remove from heat and stir in sesame seeds. Serve over rice and garnish with scallions.

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