Sriracha Lime Shrimp Stir Fry

It’s January, so everyone’s on the resolution train, trying to be all fit and healthy, but there’s just something about a salad in the dead of winter that doesn’t appeal, amiright? And that’s a good sensibility since raw food is cold in nature and the last thing we want in winter is to be colder.

This stir fry is delicious and light while still offering the warmth and groundedness we need in these winter months. Check out the recipe below with some ingredient highlights.

This year, let’s eat for how we want to feel.

Sriracha Lime Shrimp Stir Fry

  • 1.5 lbs wild shrimp
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • sriracha
  • 1 cup black quinoa, dried
  • one large onion, sliced
  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into small florets
  • coconut aminos
  • black pepper
  • gomasio
  • mung beans

 

Peel and devein the shrimp a few hours before meal time. Put the cleaned shrimp in a bowl and cover with sriracha and the lime juice. Seal in an airtight container and place in the fridge until just before cooking.

 

When it’s almost dinner time, put the quinoa on the stove and cook per package instructions.

 

Spray a pan with avocado oil to saute the onion until translucent. Add the broccoli. Add a few splashes of coconut aminos and a few cracks of pepper. Once the veggies are almost tender add the shrimp and cook for about 2 minutes.

 

Add in the quinoa to incorporate. If you want a stronger sriracha and lime flavor, add more here. Sprinkle everything with some garlic gomasio.
Plate and add some fresh mung beans on top for a crunch!

 

Ingredient highlights

  • Though shrimp is cool in nature, heating it up with a spicy sauce like sriracha is a great tool to make it’s temperature warmer and easier to eat in the winter months. I like PaleoChef’s sriracha since it has no added sugar.
  • Quinoa is a great protein filled grain and the black variety is great in the winter months. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, black foods are healing to the kidneys and adrenals and winter is the time when we replenish this part of our bodies.
  • Onions are detoxifying, anti inflammatory and have strong medicinal value. Helpful for warding off winter colds!
  • Broccoli is good for brain health.
  • Coconut aminos are like soy sauce but even more amazing. It’s less salty and slightly sweet and provides a complete amino acid profile.
  • Black pepper encourages our natural yang, or energetic, tendencies.
  • Gomasio, also known as sesame salt, is an amazing asian seasoning known to replenish yin. (Garlic and seaweed are my favorites!)
  • Besides having great crunch mung beans provide solid plant protein and detoxifying properties.