This spicy garlic shrimp and snow peas dish is quick and simple and takes literally 10-15 mins to put together. Perfect for a lazy evening.

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I’m terrible with eating veggies, which means I almost always never make them. I have always been a meat and potatoes kind of girl but it’s never too late to turn over a new leaf right? Baby steps.



Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Snow Peas


So I came up with a very easy to make spicy garlic shrimp dish with some greens. It’s spicy and sweet (my favourite flavour combination) and it’s crunchy from the quick saute snow peas. Even though the spicy shrimp is my favourite part of this recipe – the greens are good too. πŸ˜›




You can find almost all of these ingredients at a local supermarket. If you can’t find oyster sauce or hoisin sauce, you can definitely can find them at your local Asian supermarket.


Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Snow Peas


For the cooking rice wine, it can also be found at at Asian supermarket if you can’t find it at a local grocery store but to keep things simple you can substitute this with any cooking wine such as dry sherry or white wine.


For the shrimp, I used frozen shelled shrimp. I thawed it out by running it under cold water for a few minutes. You can use fresh shrimp as well πŸ™‚

Peeled or unpeeled? That’s your preference! Some people enjoy it with the shells on and some find it easier to eat without the shells. I personally like using shrimp with shells on because I find the shrimp doesn’t shrink as much during cooking.




To start we will pre-mix the sauce. Mix the 1 tsp of corn starch with 1 tbsp of cold water. Once it has been mixed together, add in the hoisin and the oyster sauce and combine it together and set it aside.


Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Snow Peas


Tip #1: Why do we have to use cold water to mix the corn starch with? Because if you use warm or hot water, the corn starch clumps up into a glue-like paste.


You’re probably wondering why we had to do that extra step of mixing the water with the corn starch first and why we can’t just throw it all together at once?

In this case, it is because corn starch doesn’t mix well in thick sauces directly (hoisin and oyster sauce), so we need to pre-mix the corn starch in cold water, before mixing it with the thicker sauces.



Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Snow Peas


Add the oil and garlic on medium heat, add in the shrimp and cook it for a few minutes, add in the snow peas and cook it for a few seconds (yes seconds!), add in the starchy sauce mix and voila! Dinner is served. You can serve this up with rice, noodles, potatoes anything goes! πŸ™‚


Tip #2: Snow peas only need to be cooked for a few seconds. When it turns a nice vibrant green, it maintains its crispness and crunchiness. Besides who loves soggy veggies right?





Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Snow Peas

This sweet and spicy garlicky shrimp and snow peas dish is quick and simple and takes literally 10-15 mins to put together.


Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Snow Peas


Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Snow Peas

  • Author: Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Asian


This sweet and spicy garlic shrimp and snow peas dish is quick and simple and takes literally 10-15 mins to put together. Perfect for a lazy evening.


  • 20 shrimp (fresh or frozen) – Thaw in warm water if it is frozen.
  • 1 lb of snow peas
  • 4-6 cloves garlic (minced

Spicy Sauce


Spicy Sauce

  1. Mix the corn starch with the cold water
  2. Mix in the hoisin, oyster sauce and sriracha to the corn starch mix and set aside

Putting it Together

  1. Set the stove to medium heat, and in a frying pan and a bit of oil
  2. Once the oil is hot and shimmering, add in the garlic and mix for a few seconds
  3. Add in the shrimp and cook it until it is pink (approximately 5 minutes)
  4. Add in the snow peas and cook it for 1 minute until it is vibrant green. Careful not to overcook it – we want it crisp πŸ™‚
  5. Add in the sauce and mix it around until it thickens (approximately 1-2 minutes)
  6. Enjoy! πŸ™‚


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 460 kcal
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 1278 g
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Protein: 57 g

Keywords: spicy shrimp, easy shrimp recipe

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11 thoughts on “Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Snow Peas”

  1. This recipe looks amazing!! Love the colors in this dish! It’s so smart to do a quick stir fry on the snowpeas so they retain their crunchy texture and pretty color (I prefer my veggies raw too, so this is perfect for me)! The Forest Feast Gatherings cookbook looks amazing too– I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I love crisp and crunchy veggies too! πŸ™‚ Glad you like this Alyssa! πŸ™‚ Trying to eat more greens, we will see what happens in the new year πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks Neena! I usually find it easier to follow instructions when people break it down and explain things to me so I thought I would do the same for my blog to make it less overwhelming to re-create these! πŸ™‚ I am so happy to hear that this approach works for you too! πŸ™‚

  2. Another delicious nice recipe for dinner (easy to cook follow your way of ingredients). Healthy dish. Will cook for my family tonight. They all love shrmps and snow peas —- will say ya!!

    1. Thank you! Hope you enjoy it and I’m happy the instructions are helpful to you! πŸ™‚

  3. This looks and sounds so delicious! I love snow peas and shrimp! And spicy and sweet together! My perfect recipe!

  4. Great tips and this recipe definitely looks like a great way to get more veggies. I mean, I can’t resist snow peas no matter what, but when they are bright green and covered with sauce even better. πŸ™‚

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