Shrimp with Snow Peas and Mushrooms



Serving size

about 2 cups
30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Reheat gently. Serve with Brown Rice.

Serve with Brown Rice

Shrimp with Snow Peas and Mushrooms


8 ounce Mushrooms, shiitake, raw (stemmed and caps thinly sliced)
3/4 cup Water
2 Tbsp White wine (or dry sherry)
2 tsp.. Cornstarch
1 Tbsp. Sesame oil
1 tsp. Five Spice Powder
2 clove Garlic, raw (minced)
1 Tbsp. Ginger root, raw (minced)
8 Ounces Shrimp, raw (peeled and deveined)
4 tsp. Low sodium soy sauce (or gluten free tamari sauce)
1 tsp. Rice Vinegar
4 ounces Green beans (snow peas, strings removed)


Place the mushroom stems in a small saucepan with the water over high heat. When the water boils, reduce to a simmer and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain the water into a small bowl or measuring cup, discard the stems, and set aside the mushroom tea.

Place the wine and cornstarch in a small dish and whisk until well blended.

Place the sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat.

Add the five spice powder and stir well.

Add the garlic and ginger and stir well for about one minute.

Add the mushrooms and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until they are slightly wilted.

Add the shrimp and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the soy sauce, vinegar, pepper, and snow peas.

Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the mushroom tea and white wine/cornstarch mixture and stir well. Cook for about one minute until the sauce begins to thicken. Serve over brown rice.

Serve this recipe with one of these starch side dishes.

Brown Rice

In a medium sauce pan, heat the water and salt. When the water boils, stir in the brown rice. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for 40-45 minutes. Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice. When a very small amount of…

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Shrimp, peas, and mushrooms are made for each other. It doesn’t matter what the culture or language – Asian, French, Italian or American. The balance of ginger, garlic, and five spice powder makes this recipe sharp and sweet at the same time. A great combination.

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