Shanghai Pasta


Stir-fried shrimp and vegetables and an Asian sauce make for a fun and quick pasta dinner.

Total Time:
30 mins
4 main-dish servings


  • 8 ounce dried fusilli, linguine, or spaghetti

  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon bottled plum sauce

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • ½ teaspoon red chili paste (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 medium red and/or green sweet pepper, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces or 1 cup pea pods, trimmed

  • 12 ounce frozen peeled and deveined large shrimp without tails, thawed (26 to 30 shrimp per lb. count)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 green onions, bias sliced into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Set aside. Keep warm. For sauce, stir together soy sauce, plum sauce, sesame oil, and chili paste (if using). Set aside.

  2. Pour cooking oil into a wok or large skillet. (If necessary, add more oil during cooking.) Cook and stir sweet pepper and beans in hot oil for 5 minutes. Push from center of wok. Add shrimp, garlic, ginger, and black pepper to center of wok. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Stir in sauce and pea pods. Stir in pasta; heat through. To serve, top with onions and sesame seeds. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
8g Fat
51g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 850mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 54.3mg 272%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Potassium 392mg 8%
Folate, total 153.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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