Candied Walnuts with Shrimp in Spicy Garlic Sauce

  • Yield: 4 servings


1pound medium raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
3tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2medium bell peppers, any color, julienned
1small white onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
1/2cup candied walnuts, to garnish
Spicy Garlic Marinade
3cloves garlic, minced
1/4teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
1tablespoon olive oil
1tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1teaspoon salt


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a nonstick wok or sauté pan over high heat and coat with 2 tablespoons oil. Add shrimp, reserving marinade. Sauté until shrimp turns pink, about 2 minutes. Remove and place in a bowl.
  3. Recoat wok with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add peppers, onion, salt, red pepper, and reserved shrimp marinade. Sauté until peppers soften, about 1 minute. Return shrimp to wok, stir, and heat through. Garnish with candied walnuts. Serve hot with rice or pasta.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Ying Chang Compestine’s Ying’s Best One-Dish Meals (Sellers Publishing Inc., 2011)

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 364
  • Fat 25 g
  • Carbohydrate 10 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Protein 26 g