Quick AND inexpensive?! Say it ain’t so! Don’t get me wrong, I love love love to cook and more often than not, I can spend hours planning, prepping, and cooking a good, wholesome Southern meal. But then there are the OTHER days. You know, those days where nothing seems to go right, your to-do list keeps getting bigger and bigger, and your pocket book is shrinking more and more. Then in walks through the door a bright idea! BAM!
So here’s my quick and inexpensive, feed everyone in a quickness (and it’s pretty healthy too) recipe for shrimp, or beef, or chicken, whichever you prefer, stir fry. Here’s a little side note on the photo below. I took this photo after I had already served 3 plates full of stir fry so the size of the meal is much bigger than what you see.
1 bag frozen stir fry veggies
2 bags pre-cooked and peeled shrimp, thawed and tails removed
1/3-1/2 bottle Lawry’s Sesame Ginger marinade
2 T low sodium soy sauce
Pour frozen veggies in skillet with marinade and stir until coated. Place heat on low-medium and cover. While veggies are thawing/cooking, remove tails from shrimp. After veggies are thawed thoroughly, add shrimp and soy sauce and stir together. Cook for approximately 5-8 minutes to allow marinade to soak into shrimp for added flavor. Can be served over rice.
For a breakdown in cost, the veggies cost approximately $2.00 a bag, the shrimp is $5.00 per bag at Walmart, marinade is around $3.00 (and keep in mind you get at least 2 meals out of it), and soy sauce is super cheap as well. The boil in bag rice is inexpensive and quick as well. For less that $20.00 you can feed a family of four.