Kick Kung Pao up a notch by adding juicy watermelon to this stir-fry dish.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Highlights: Watermelon are filled with antioxidants vitamin A and C, and they contain lycopene, a natural phytonutrient that may help reduce risk of prostate cancer.

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  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 1 cup dry roasted and salted peanuts
  • 1 cup prepared Kung Pao sauce
  • 2 cups watermelon, chopped

Tips & Notes

Short on time? Buy pre-cut chunks of watermelon in the produce department.



  1. In a large heavy saute pan or wok, heat the oil over high heat.
  2. Saute the garlic for 30 seconds, and then add the shrimp. Stir-fry until the shrimp begin to cook and plump up.
  3. Add the peanuts and saute for another 30 seconds.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add the sauce. Simmer just until shrimp are cooked.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in watermelon and serve immediately.
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  1. Rachel Bertone says:

    Linked up at Foodie Friday

  2. Carole says:

    Great idea adding the watermelon!

    I found this via Simple Living with Diane Balch. I linked in a retro steak dish. Have a super week.

  3. Diane Balch says:

    Such an interesting combination of ingredients. I never realized that watermelon could be so versitale.

  4. Diane Balch says:

    Congrats, your recipe is being featured on foodie friday today. Stop by and pick up your featured button. Thank you again for participating.