This Chinese recipe for 10 Minute Cashew Shrimp from Erren's Kitchen is quick, easy, delicious and on the table in less in 10 minutes - what more could you ask for?
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10 Minute Cashew Shrimp

Sweet, crunchy shrimp are stir-fried with crunchy, sweet cashew nuts in this classic Chinese dish that's perfect for weeknight dinners.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword cashew shrimp recipes, easy stir fry, quick 10 minute meals
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 311kcal
Author Erren Hart of Erren's Kitchen


  • ¼ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce or regular soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 pound shrimp cleaned and seasoned with a little salt & pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger peeled & grated
  • ¼ cup Sherry
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch mixed well with ¼ cup of cold water until smooth
  • 1 cup Cashews Unsalted
  • Ground white pepper to taste you can use black if need be
  • 2 Green Onions Sliced
  • Cooked Rice for Serving


  • In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, oyster sauce, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat and add the shrimp and stir fry until pink (about 2 minutes). Remove from wok and set aside.
  • Using the same pan, add in the garlic and ginger and stir to combine. Cook for about a minute.
  • Pour in the sherry. Stir it around, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen all the flavorful bits that may have stuck to the wok. Cook for about 2 minutes to cook off the alcohol.
  • Turn the heat to medium-low and pour in the sauce mixture, then mix in the cornstarch mixture. Stir the sauce for 1 to 2 minutes to thicken, then add the cashews and pepper (to taste). stir to coat everything with the sauce. You can add a little water if the sauce looks too thick.  Add the shrimp to the sauce.
  • Sprinkle on the green onions. Serve with cooked rice.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1662mg | Potassium: 208mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 3.4mg