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Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

A simple stir fry made with shrimp, summer squash, peppers, onions, spices, and optional cream cheese sauce is a fast meal idea.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Katie Wells



  • Thinly slice the peppers and onions.
  • Melt olive oil, coconut oil, or butter in a skillet or wok on medium-high heat.
  • Toss in the onions and peppers and saute. 
  • While the onions and peppers are cooking, peel the squash and cut down the middle lengthwise.
  • Cut the squash into long strips and then into ½ inch pieces.
  • Add them to the skillet or wok.
  • Saute for 10 minutes or until almost cooked.
  • Throw in the defrosted, precooked shrimp.
  • Stir in the spices.
  • Continue cooking until the shrimp are heated.
  • Add the cream cheese if using and stir well to melt.
  • Serve immediately.


You can use raw shrimp, but it may be a little extra work -- they will need to be peeled, cleaned, and the tails removed.


Serving: 1½ cups | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.7g | Protein: 67.6g | Fat: 19.1g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Cholesterol: 6.8mg | Sodium: 1133mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 9.1g