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Fire Up The Grill: Shrimp Stir Fry


The Texas heat is starting to let up here in the Dallas area.  Backyard parties are starting to happen with the onset of college and NFL football.

A few years ago, we had some renovations done on our backyard and we went from a simple slab-type patio to a semi-indoor outside entertainment area equipped with an outdoor kitchen and infared grill.  It has been one of my favorite spots in our home!   There's nothing like a cool, refreshing night with friends and family out in our outdoor living area.  

In our home, Jeff is not the only one who uses the grill.  I love bringing my pans out there, and my favorite grill gadget is our grilling basket.  We posted this recipe a couple years ago, and wanted to share it again to encourage you to think outside the burgers and BBQ when it comes to grilling.  The skies the limit!

Shrimp is a very lean seafood source supplying about 25 grams per 4 ounces.  It is high in several B vitamins along with minerals like copper, selenium, phosphorus and iron.  Shrimp contains an uncomonnly known antioxidant called astaxanthin that helps support both the nervous and muscular system.  Its unique nutrition package is why we recommend enjoying shrimp as one of your flexitarian protein sources for your family.

"Its unique nutrition package is why we recommend enjoying shrimp as one of your flexitarian protein sources for your family."

Shrimp Stir Fry on the Grill

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 lb deveined medium shrimp, no tail, raw

    1 T cornstarch

    1T + 1 T canola or vegetable oil

    2 cloves garlic, minced
    Grilling gadgets: grilling basket & saute pan
  • 2 T sesame oil

    4 cups raw vegetables (any kind, cut into bite-sized pieces)

    1/4 cup low sodiu soy sauce

    2 T sesame seeds


  1. Pat the shrimp dry with some paper towels. Sprinkle cornstarch on top of the shrimp until evenly distributed.
  2. Turn grill onto high heat and allow to get adequately hot. Spray grilling basket with non-stick cooking spray and then add the shrimp to the basket. Grill on high heat for 1 minute and then remove from heat. Set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, mix vegetables with 1 T sesame oil and 1T canola oil. Mix well. Put grilling basket back onto the high heat and add vegetables. Grill for 2 minutes.
  4. In a wok or saute pan on medium-high heat, add 1 T canola oil and minced garlic. Saute until soft, but not brown. Add the grilled vegetables, shrimp and soy sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp is nice and pink. Pull from heat and sprinkle sesame seeds over mixture.
  5. Serve hot over brown jasmine rice.

We hope you are enjoying the cooler weather with family and friends.  Fire that grill up.  And go Cowboys! 

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