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fried cabbage and shrimp

Caramelized Shrimp & Cabbage Fry

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: cabbage recipes, fried cabbage, how to make fried cabbage, low carb recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinating time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Mama the Passionate Gardener
This is a quick and easy recipe to whip up on a lazy day. It is wonderful on its own, but you can have as a side dish with rice or mashed potatoes.
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  • A wok


  • 2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 lb cabbage, chopped and washed
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 5 tbsp cooking oil
  • sesame for garnish



  • In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, paprika, black pepper, garlic, and one tablespoon of the cooking oil. Cover and refregirate for at least an hour.

Make the dish

  • Preheat the wok or the saute pan, then add in the remaining oil.
  • Saute the shrimp in batches, making sure it caramelizes on each size.
  • Remove the shrimp and set aside. Wipe the wok to avoid burning any remaining marinade.
  • Add two tablespoons of oil and the cabbage and start frying it while flipping it over using a spatula. It should take two minutes or less.
    fried cabbage & shrimp
  • Put back the shrimps and mix them together. Check the seasoning and rectify it at your likings.
  • Serve with a bowl of rice, burghul, or mashed potatoes.
    fried cabbage & shrimp


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.5g