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Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-fry
with zucchini noodles / carrots / mushrooms

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
There's a reason that lo mein is a Chinese take-out favorite, but this homemade version is packed with more vegetables and more flavorful sauce than most. To make it paleo-friendly, this version uses zucchini noodles in place of lo mein. This is an updated version of a meal we first featured back in 2013.


Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-fry:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Carrots - 8 oz , thinly sliced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , chopped
  • Water - 6 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 4 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp
  • Mushrooms, shiitakes - 8 oz , chopped (look for pre-chopped)
  • Zucchini - 16 oz , spiralized, sliced into noodles with a peeler
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp , chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving


  1. Shrimp - Defrost shrimp. Rinse and pat dry. Season with some salt and pepper.
  2. Carrots / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make stir-fry sauce - Combine water, aminos, vinegar, honey and toasted sesame oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Mushrooms - Chop mushrooms (skip if using pre-chopped). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Zucchini - Turn zucchini into 'noodles' with a spiralizer or peel off strips with a peeler.
  6. Cilantro - Chop cilantro.

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  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add first part of cooking oil and then shrimp to heated oil. Toss and saute until the outsides are golden and pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and set aside (they will finish cooking in the sauce).
  2. Return wok to heat and add second part of cooking oil. Add carrots and saute until starting to brown in spots, 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue cooking until carrots and mushrooms are tender (add a splash of water if the pan looks too dry), 3 to 4 minutes more.
  3. Add garlic, shrimp and zucchini noodles to the wok and push everything to the side forming a donut in the middle. Give the sauce a stir and pour into the donut. When it starts to bubble and thicken, toss everything together. Continue tossing until shrimp is cooked through, ~1 minute more.
  4. Serve stir-fry with lemon juice and cilantro on top. Add some hot sauce if you like spice. Enjoy!



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