Heat oil. Add shrimp and fry for 1 minute. Add shredded cabbage, mushrooms, pea pods, green pepper scallions and garlic, one at a time. Stirfry for ½ minute, after each addition. Add chicken broth and simmer at low heat for 4 minutes, until pea pods are tender. Add soy sauce and almonds. Lastly add ½ cup water mixed with cornstarch to thicken.