Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Swiss Chard Stir Fry has got the goods! It’s a little sweet, it’s spicy, and it’s big on (my favorite thing) garlic. This has the makings of an easy meal with big flavors, with shrimp and Swiss chard appearing as the stars in this dish.
I’ve been thinking about shrimp lately and how it’s a great ingredient to use to make a simple and satisfying meal.
After you make this stir fry head over to take a look at my recipe for Simple Skillet Shrimp Salad with Lime Vinaigrette. You can have it on the table in no time.
Are the grills fired up where you live? If so, try my Grilled Spicy Coconut-Lime Shrimp Skewers. They have a tropical vibe you’ll love.
Okay, just one more example of a recipe you’ll love (this is my all-time favorite recipe on the site), especially if you like noodles, is my Pan-Fried Udon Noodles with Garlic and Rapini.
Ooooo. Those thick, soft noodles and all the other goodies (hello rapini!) combine for one great meal. I’m drooling just thinking about it!
Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Swiss Chard Stir Fry
This Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Swiss Chard Stir Fry is equally as easy to make. I have a big ol’ Swiss chard plant in my box garden out back and it’s ideal for a simple stir fry.
Savor the Swiss Chard
Swiss chard comes in bunch of colors that are really quite stunning. Typically, I buy red or rainbow Swiss chard (and use the ribs when I’m cooking, too).
We planted “rainbow” chard – at least that’s what the envelope said – and ended up with the white-to-light-green variety.
I’m going to mention (and I think you all know) that Swiss chard and its deep green leaves is a healthy veggie to reach for. It’s loaded with fiber, protein, iron, and vitamins A, C and K.
Try it when you tire of kale, or when your stir fry meals could use something other than our beloved broccoli.
I love the sauce in this stir fry. It’s sweet, spicy, garlicky, and good to use with so many different dishes. On of the ingredients for the sauce — Chili Garlic Sauce– comes straight from a jar that’s always in my fridge.
Chili Garlic Sauce is made by Huy Fong (they make Sriracha, too, so you know it’s gotta be good). Look for it in the Asian foods section of your grocery store.
This stir fry pairs perfectly with white or brown rice (try cauliflower rice?) or noodles, so make whatever strikes your fancy to serve on the side to soak up the tasty sauce.
If you’re a Swiss chard lover, check out these recipes that include that fabulous green veggie:
Italian Potato Salad with Swiss Chard
Creamy Skillet Swiss Chard and Chickpeas with Crunchy Breadcrumbs
Swiss Chard and Tofu Stuffed Shells
It takes about five minutes to cook the shrimp for this recipe, and there you have it! Who doesn’t love a good stir fry? Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Swiss Chard Stir Fry is going to make its way to my table for both lunches and dinners to come.
The next time you’ve got shrimp or stir fry or Swiss chard on the brain, gather up a few extra ingredients and toss together this Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Swiss Chard Stir Fry.
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Serves Serves 4
5 based on 4 review(s)
- 16 fresh shrimp (or frozen, thawed), tails removed
- 6 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1-1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1-2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce, to taste
- 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 large handfuls Swiss chard leaves, stems removed, cut into 2-inch-wide ribbons
- 3/4 red bell pepper, seeds and pith removed, cut into 3-inch-long strips
- Ground black pepper
- Garnish with toasted sesame seeds
- In a bowl, add the soy sauce, honey rice vinegar, and chili garlic sauce. Whisk to combine and adjust seasoning as needed.
- Add the cornstarch to a small cup or bowl. Add about 2 teaspoons water and mix until smooth and runny.
- Slowly whisk the cornstarch mixture into the soy sauce mixture until combined. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, add about 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- When hot, add the shrimp in a single layer. Cook 2-1/2-3 minutes on each side. Remove the pan from the heat. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
- In a clean skillet over medium heat, add the remaining oil.
- When hot, add the bell pepper and cook for a few minutes. Add a pinch of ground black pepper and stir. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
- Add the Swiss chard to the skillet. Quickly whisk the sauce to combine it, then add it to the skillet. Cook and stir for about 30 seconds and add the shrimp. Toss the ingredients to combine.
- Immediately remove the skillet from the heat and transfer to a service bowl.
- Serve warm over rice or noodles.