Shrimp Chop Suey

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"Chop suey is basically a meat and vegetable stir fry recipe with a thickened sauce. It is one of my favourite Chinese foods. This recipe is easy to put together and one my family requests quite often. If gluten intolerant make sure you are using gluten free soy sauce."

Original is 4 servings
307.7 Calories. More Nutrition


Not only can you add eggplant into the chop suey recipe, but you can also serve, on the side, this roasted garlic Japanese eggplant recipe.

Korean Sticky Rice is another great side dish that goes well with this meal.

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Whisk together the stock, corn starch, soy sauce, mirin, fish sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and pepper; set aside.

Step 2

Pour the vegetable oil into a wok or large skillet and bring to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Add the carrots, celery, onion and bell pepper and cook until a la dente, about 10 to 12 minutes. (If veggies start to stick, add a bit of water, about a tablespoon at a time.)

Step 4

Add the shrimp and bean sprouts and cook until shrimp is heated through.

Step 5

Give the sauce a quick mix and pour into the wok or skillet; cook until thickened and sauce sticks to the vegetables.

Step 6


Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 (308.8 g), Calories 307.7, Total Fat - 16.6 g, Saturated Fat - 2.7 g, Cholesterol - 239.9 mg, Sodium - 1649.6 mg, Total Carbohydrate - 11.1 g, Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g, Sugars - 5 g, Protein - 28.8 g, Calcium - 136 mg, Iron - 1.1 mg, Vitamin C - 19.9 mg, Thiamin - 0.1 mg.


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Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the shrimp, make sure to choose the freshest shrimp possible.
  • If you are gluten-intolerant, make sure to use gluten-free soy sauce.

  • Low-sodium soy sauce: Tamari sauce. Tamari sauce is a gluten-free alternative to soy sauce and is also lower in sodium, making it a healthier option for those watching their salt intake.
  • Oil: Coconut oil. Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to vegetable oil and adds a subtle coconut flavor to the dish, making it even more delicious.

Thai-Inspired Shrimp Chop Suey Replace the sesame oil with coconut oil, and replace the fish sauce with red curry paste. Add 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and replace the bean sprouts with snow peas and bok choy. Finish with a squeeze of lime juice.

Egg Fried Rice - This classic Chinese dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Shrimp Chop Suey. The egg fried rice is a simple dish that is full of flavour and provides a great balance to the stir-fry. The addition of the egg gives a creamy texture and the rice is cooked until it's fluffy and light.

Kung Pao Chicken: Kung Pao Chicken is a spicy Chinese stir-fry dish that is perfect for pairing with the Shrimp Chop Suey. The chicken is cooked with a savory sauce that is made with chili peppers, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. The combination of the spicy sauce and the tender chicken will provide a great contrast to the mild flavors of the Shrimp Chop Suey.


Q: What is the best type of oil to use for this recipe?

A: Vegetable oil is the best type of oil to use for this recipe. It has a high smoke point, which is ideal for stir-frying.

Q: How do I know when the stir-fry is done?

A: When the vegetables are tender-crisp and the sauce is bubbling, the stir-fry is done. You can also check the internal temperature of the dish with a food thermometer to ensure it has reached 165°F.

2 Reviews

Wayne Peters

I love shrimp chop suey and this recipe really makes the cut. Will make again!


review by:
(6 Mar 2018)


Great Chop Suey! I added pea pods, mushrooms and baby corn. Loved the crunch from all the veggies and this tastes so good.


review by:
(6 Feb 2014)

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Fun facts:

The dish Chop Suey was popularized in the United States in the late 19th century. It is believed to be a Chinese-American dish, created to cater to the tastes of Americans.

Famous celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, has a twist on this recipe. He adds a few tablespoons of oyster sauce and some smoked bacon to the dish, creating a unique and delicious flavor.