Thai Shrimp and Cabbage Stir-Fry (Low Carb)

"I love this because it's delicious, easy and fits my low carb diet. I bet that some bean sprouts, peanuts and/or water chestnuts would go great in this dish so feel free to experiment. This recipe is courtesy of Taste of Home Cooking magazine."
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  • 2 cups shredded cabbage or 2 cups bagged coleslaw mix
  • 6 teaspoons your favorite cooking oil (I have used olive oil, coconut oil and peanut oil)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium onion, julienned
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 20 medium shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I use low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced or 2 teaspoons dried cilantro
  • 14 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less depending on how spicy you like it)


  • Heat 3 tsp of oil in a skillet or a stir fry pan.
  • Add cabbage and stir fry cabbage for about 2 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove cabbage and keep warmed; sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • In the same pan, add 3 tsp of oil and stir fry onions and garlic until tender.
  • Add the shrimp, water and soy sauce; cook until shrimp turns pink.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro and red pepper flakes, stir.
  • Serve shrimp mixture over cabbage.

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  1. BachFromTheDead
    I enjoyed this recipe, it used little ingredients and was quick to prepare.<br/>Although, I did find the initial flavor to be a tad generic at first; so I added a tbsp of cider vinegar, two tbsps more water, and topped it with fish sauce.<br/>Thanks for the recipe.
  2. vacationgal
    This was a very good recipe! The cilantro gave it a very good and unique flavor!! If you cook the cabbage over a hotter temp, it gives it a little fried edge and adds a bit more flavor...
  3. Chefette2u
    Very good and very fast! I added some snow-peas, red bell pepper and pencil asparagus, it was delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
  4. xpnsve
    This was really good!! I added some bean sprouts and some sliced leeks to saute. Turned out really well!! I added more garlic and red pepper flakes (I like it spicy!). Thanks for posting!
  5. WeazelChef
    I really liked this. Especially after it chilled in the refrigerator for a while. I added peanuts at the end but I think it would be good with cashiews too.


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