Shrimp and colorful vegetables are tossed with soba noodles and coated with a delicious sweet and savory sauce. My Hoisin Shrimp and Edamame Stir-Fry is the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal that comes together in under 30 minutes!
Have you ever had a stir-fry disaster? Do you wonder why your stir-fry doesn’t look or taste like it does in restaurants? A good stir-fry can be a home cook’s best friend- it’s a crowd-pleaser and is ideal for busy weeknights when you want to put a nutritious meal on the table fast.
But sometimes stir-fry can end up less than perfect with limp, soggy vegetables or dry, tough meat. And how do you prevent the ingredients from sticking to the pan?
Here are some simple tips on this versatile ancient Chinese cooking technique to guarantee that your next stir-fry attempt will be a success.
Tips for Stir-Fry Success:
1. Hot, hot, hot!
2. Use oil with a high smoke point and neutral flavor
3. Mise en Place
4. Don’t overcrowd the pan
5. Cook in steps
Hoisin shrimp and edamame stir-fry
My yummy Hoisin Shrimp and Edamame Stir-Fry is a great way to incorporate healthy seafood into your diet and shrimp only takes a few minutes to cook.
Red bell peppers and vibrant green edamame add bright pops of color to this dish and they’re packed with nutrition.
Bell peppers are an excellent source of Vitamin C and also contain high levels of Vitamins A, E, K and B-complex vitamins as well as the antioxidant lycopene.
Edamame, which can be found in the frozen foods aisle of the grocery store, are green soybeans. They’re high in protein, fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. They’re also rich in several antioxidants, vitamins and minerals including Vitamin K, folate and manganese.
They are commonly served boiled or steamed in the pod with a light sprinkling of sea salt. Shelled edamame are usually precooked and make a great addition to stir fry dishes, soups and stews.
Instead of rice, I serve my stir-fry with soba noodles. Soba noodles are thin Japanese noodles made mainly from buckwheat flour. They have a mild nutty flavor and are commonly used in soups and cold salads.
Soba noodles are a nice change from rice and I like to toss them directly into the stir-fry to get them evenly coated with the sauce.
Hoisin Shrimp and Edamame Stir-Fry
- 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha or other hot sauce (optional)
- 6 ounces soba noodles
- 4 teaspoons neutral-flavored oil like grapeseed or safflower, divided use
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lb. medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
- 4 scallions, sliced
- 1 ½ cups frozen shelled edamame, defrosted
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Mix the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, and Sriracha together in a bowl.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the soba noodles and cook until tender, 4-5 minutes. Drain the noodles and rinse them with cold water.
- Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring often, until they just turn opaque, 2-3 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a plate.
- Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the wok. Add the bell pepper, scallions (reserve some for garnish), and edamame. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring often, until vegetables are crisp tender. Add the shrimp back to the wok along with the sauce. Cook until the sauce is heated through, about 1 minute, and then add the sesame oil and noodles. Toss to mix all of the ingredients together. Garnish with reserved scallions before serving.