Healthy Eating

Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

Prep Time: 10 minutes  | Cook Time: 20 minutes  | Total Time: 30 minutes |*Servings: 4-5 servings

Did you know that shrimp can support your immune system?

This delicious seafood is packed with nutrients that support immune health, such as protein, selenium, and vitamin D. Your immune system relies on zinc for optimal functioning and shrimp is an excellent source of this nutrient, which is very important for those with inflammatory arthritis.

Shrimp also provides all the essential amino acids needed to support your immune health and increase your overall muscle and bone strength.

This South Asian dish contains fresh ginger, which is high in phytonutrients with anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is known to ease nausea and improve digestion.

So, the next time you're looking for a tasty and nutritious anti-inflammatory meal, consider making this spicy shrimp!

Nutritional information (per serving*): Calories: 274; Protein (23g); Total Fat (16g); Saturated Fat (2g); Unsaturated Fat (9g); Carbohydrates (8g); Fibre (1g); Sodium (200mg)


  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped or 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp EACH: coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp chaat masala (optional)
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped and seeded (optional)
  • 16 ounces shrimp, peeled and cooked
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and saute until translucent. Add tomatoes. Stir tomatoes and onions and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 2
Add garlic, ginger, coriander powder, turmeric, cumin, red pepper flakes and chat masala (optional). Simmer on low-medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir and add ¼ cup water if needed.

Step 3
Add bell peppers and jalapeno pepper (optional). Cook for 2 minutes. Add shrimp, cilantro and lemon juice. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 4
Serve on its own or with rice, grains or tortillas.

Add onions and saute until translucent

Step 2: Add tomatoes

Extra tips:

  • Serve with basmati rice or a whole grain tortilla.
  • Use ½ cup low-sodium canned crushed tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes to minimize chopping.
  • Skip the chat masala and jalapeno peppers if you can’t tolerate spicy food.
  • Double-up and freeze in containers for a wholesome meal on those flare-up days.

add shrimp

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