Shrimp with Cashews

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Recipe: #36389

January 31, 2021

"I used to make this often and my family loved it. From Chinese Cookery."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (315.9 g)
  • Calories 195.2
  • Total Fat - 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 71.5 mg
  • Sodium - 591.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.6 g
  • Sugars - 6.6 g
  • Protein - 11.8 g
  • Calcium - 94.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 17.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Shell and devein shrimp. Rinse and pat dry with a paper towel.

Step 2

Combine marinade ingredients in a zip-lock bag. Add shrimp. Mix well. Let stand 30 minutes.

Step 3

Combine ingredients for seasoning sauce in a small bowl; mix well and set aside.

Step 4

Heat 4 tablespoons oil in a wok over high heat 1 minute.

Step 5

Pat shrimp with a paper towel. Stir-fry 1 minute or until pink. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon, draining well over wok; set aside.

Step 6

Add remaining 3 tablespoons oil to wok. Heat 1 minute.

Step 7

Stir-fry green onions and ginger root in wok until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 8

Add bamboo shoots and carrot to green onions. Stir-fry 1 minute.

Step 9

Add seasoning sauce and stir-fry until sauce thickens slightly.

Step 10

Add shrimp.

Step 11

Stir-fry to coat with sauce.

Step 12

Remove from heat.

Step 13

Add roasted cashews and mix well.

Step 14

Serve immediately.


No special items needed.

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.

  • If using raw cashews, roast the cashews in an oven preheated to 350°F for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • If you can't find fresh shrimp, you can use frozen shrimp instead.

  • Substitute shrimp with chicken - This substitution is beneficial because it is a leaner protein option that is still packed with flavor.
  • Substitute cashews with almonds - This substitution is beneficial because almonds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber, making it a healthier alternative.

Shrimp with Peanuts Substitute cashews with peanuts and follow the same recipe instructions.

Fried Rice - Fried rice is a great accompaniment to the Shrimp with Cashews dish. It is easy to make and provides a great balance of flavor with the shrimp. The fried rice can be made with a variety of vegetables and meats, making it a great side dish to the shrimp dish.

Vegetable Stir Fry: Vegetable stir fry is a great accompaniment to the Shrimp with Cashews dish. It is a quick and easy dish to make and provides a great balance of flavor with the shrimp. The stir fry can be made with a variety of vegetables, such as bell peppers, onions, carrots, and mushrooms, and is a great side dish to the shrimp dish.


Q: How do I roast cashews?

A: To roast cashews, preheat your oven to 350°F. Spread the cashews out on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, stirring once or twice, until they are golden brown. Allow the cashews to cool completely before adding them to the dish.

Q: What is the best way to store cashews?

A: The best way to store cashews is in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing cashews in the refrigerator, as the humidity can cause them to become soft and spoil quickly. Keep the container away from direct sunlight as well.

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Fun facts:

This dish is often referred to as Kung Pao Shrimp, a dish made famous by the late Chinese-American celebrity chef, Martin Yan.

The dish is believed to have originated in the Sichuan Province of China and is now popular in many Chinese restaurants around the world.