Meal Prep: Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry

Last Updated on February 28, 2024

Are you strapped for time but craving a great-tasting, wholesome meal?  This Sweet & Spicy Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a nutritious meal prep option for the week ahead, ensuring that a hearty and healthy meal is just a few minutes away, no matter how hectic your day gets.

Sweet & Spicy Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry

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Protein: Fish / Seafood
Cut: Raw Gulf Shrimp, Wild Gulf Shrimp
Diet: Dairy Free, Low carb
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Meal Prep
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


For the Stir-Fry Sauce:

  • 3 tbsps low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2.5 tbsps honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce adjust to taste
  • 2 tbsps toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

For the Stir-Fry:

  • 1 lb ButcherBox Wild-Caught U.S. Gulf Shrimp
  • 2 heads broccolini trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger minced
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 cup snap peas trimmed
  • cooked brown or cauliflower rice for serving
  • chopped green onion for garnish


Prepare the Sweet and Spicy Sesame Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey (or maple syrup), rice vinegar, sriracha sauce, toasted sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Set aside.

Cook the Shrimp:

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add ButcherBox Wild-Caught U.S. Gulf Shrimp to the skillet and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • Stir-fry the shrimp for 2-3 minutes. Remove them from the skillet and set them aside.

Prepare the Stir-Fry Vegetables:

  • In the same skillet, add minced garlic and minced ginger, and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the sliced broccolini, snap peas, and bell peppers to the skillet. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until they begin to soften but are still crisp.
  • Add the red onion to the skillet and continue to stir-fry for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Combine Everything with the Sweet and Spicy Sesame Sauce:

  • Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet with the stir-fried vegetables.
  • Pour the prepared sweet and spicy sesame sauce over the entire mixture.
  • Stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens, and everything is well coated.
  • Taste and adjust the level of spiciness by adding more sriracha sauce if desired.

Serve the Sweet and Spicy Sesame Sauce Shrimp, Broccolini, and Snap Pea Stir-Fry:

  • Divide the stir-fry among air-tight food storage containers, alongside cooked brown rice or cauliflower rice.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and refrigerate. These containers can be stored for 3-4 days.


Chef's Tips
  1. Thaw your shrimp the night before to ensure they're ready for cook time.
  2. Keep extra stir-fry sauce on the side to add to your meals just before you enjoy them.
  3. If you plan on reheating your meal prep throughout the week, take your vegetables off the heat before they're done to ensure they maintain their crispness after being reheated. 
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Kinesha is an Executive Producer at ButcherBox with experience as a food truck owner, bartender, and content creator.