Chinese Stir Fry with Shrimp

Easy, keto and delicious! This stir fry is one of those dinners that are done in 30 minutes with minimal prep and turn out perfectly every time 🙂



  • 1/4 tamari sauce or liquid aminos
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon xantham gum

Stir Fry:

  • Olive oil for stir frying
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 8 cups vegetables cut into bite sized pieces (I use broccoli, different colored peppers, brussels sprouts and green onion).


  1. Mix the ingredients for the sauce together well, and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in your wok (or large skillet) until very hot but not smoking, and add the shrimp. Stir fry until opaque.
  3. Take the shrimp out of the skillet, set aside in a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  4. Wipe out the skillet wit a paper towel (Be careful to not burn yourself!) and add another tablespoon of oil. Put the skillet back on the stove.
  5. Add your vegetables. Now this can get tricky though. If you have harder vegetables then add them first. This is how I did it: I added the broccoli first, and stir fried for 3 minutes. After that I added the peppers and brussels sprouts and stir fried for another 3 minutes. Last but not least I added the green onion and I stir fried for another 2 minutes. So from hard to soft if that makes sense.
  6. Add the shrimp back in with the sauce and stir fry for another minute.

What I’ve learned…

  • Xantham gum is a replacement for corn starch and used to thicken sauces and shakes. You can get it at health food stores but also on Amazon. A little goes along way with this ingredient so if you are adding it to other dishes or shakes, add a little at a time.
  • It’s good to know that with stir fries, you have to make sure to not add all vegetables at the same time. This way you are making sure none of the vegetables are getting soggy in the stir frying process. (if you are using other vegetables than me and you are not sure of the order, there is a Whatsapp button on the site that allows you to message me in real time! I would love to help you while cooking so don’t hesitate to use this feature!).


The stats vary greatly in this dish depending on what vegetables you are using and in what amount. You can also substitute chicken or beef for shrimp if you are not a fan of shrimp.


Published by Annika

Keto food enthusiast and fitness professional trying to educate and inspire people to take care of their body and mind through great tasting food and various ways of self care. In the process, I would also LOVE it if I could help ease the stress of dinner time in families by providing healthy and tasty ideas that will be a hit for the whole family.

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