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How to Make Kung Pao Shrimp

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Crisp but tender vegetables make this Chinese favorite pop. Tone down the spicy factor of the Zero Points® shrimp by reducing the red pepper flakes to 1/8 of a teaspoon or omit them entirely for a mild but still plenty flavorful dish.

Kung Pao Shrimp

3 Weight Watchers Points® Per Serving

How to Make Kung Pao Shrimp


  1. 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium chicken broth
    2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
    1 teaspoon cornstarch
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
    2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    1 tablespoon ginger root, minced
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1 1/4 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and patted dry
    3 cups uncooked sugar snap peas, strings removed
    1/2 teaspoon table salt
    1 medium uncooked bell pepper, red, diced
    2 medium uncooked scallions, chopped


  1. Combine broth, vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, and sesame oil in a cup, then set aside.
  2. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat until a drop of water sizzles. Swirl in peanut oil. Add garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and stir-fry 10 seconds. Add shrimp and cook, undisturbed, for 1 minute, letting shrimp begin to sear. Stir-fry for 30 seconds, until shrimp are lightly browned but not cooked through.
  3. Add snap peas and salt. Stir-fry for 30 seconds or just until combined. Add bell pepper and scallions. Stir broth mixture and add to wok. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until shrimp are just cooked and vegetables are crisp and tender.
  4. Plate and enjoy!

Serving size: 1⅓ cups