I can’t believe how easy and quickly this dish came together. I do believe that this is the perfect week night meal. Full of flavor, healthy and easy.
If you aren’t a big shrimp fan I think that bite-sized pieces of chicken tenders would be a nice substitute.
Want to take it up another notch? Of course you do. Serve with quinoa or brown rice to balance out the dish.
Look at all these beautiful fresh ingredients. The only thing I added to the list was corn starch, honey and a few cloves of garlic.
Corn starch so the sauce would “stick” to the green beans and shrimp, honey for just a hint of sweetness and garlic…..well, I love garlic.
Zest one orange and finely mince.
Squeeze the oranges for 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed juice.
Now mix together the orange zest, orange juice, hoisin sauce, honey, soy sauce, chile-garlic paste, garlic and corn starch. Set aside.
In a large skillet heat the sesame oil.
Add the green beans, stirring to coat with oil. Saute over heat for 4 minutes. Now add 3 tablespoons water and cook for an additional 4 minutes. I put a lid over the green beans, I like mine a little softer and not so crunchy.
Now add in the shrimp. I kind of had to move the green beans over to one side so the shrimp could get the heat they deserved.
Add in all the liquids. Saute the shrimp until they are pink and firm. It might take more than 3 minutes because the hot tub is just a little crowded.
Yep, that is it. It was so tasty and so easy. See, healthy doesn’t mean hard or a lot of ingredients.
Divide evenly onto your plates and top with walnuts. Like I said, this dish would pair nicely with some quinoa or brown rice. Enjoy your healthy dinner.
Hoisin-Chile Shrimp with Green Beans and Walnuts
Adapted From Clean Eating Magazine October, 2011
Zest of 1 orange, finely minced
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon low-sodium tamari (soy sauce)
1/2 teaspoon chile-garlic paste
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 teaspoon corn starch
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and halved crosswise
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup unsalted walnut pieces, toasted and coarsely chopped
In a small bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chile-garlic paste, honey, garlic, and corn starch. Set aside.
In a wok or large nonstick skillet, heat oil on high. Add green beans and stir-fry, stirring frequently for 4 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons water and cook for 4 more minutes. Add shrimp and hoisin-chile mixture and stir-fry until shrimp are juicy and just cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Top each serving with walnuts, dividing evenly.
Nutrients per 2-cup serving: Calories 280, total fat 10g, carb 21g, fiber 7g, protein 28 g.