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Better than takeout garlic shrimp stir fry is saucy, sticky, flavorful, and delicious. It's quick and easy to make in 15 minutes and great for meal prep. | aheadofthyme.com

Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings

Description

Better than takeout garlic shrimp stir fry is saucy, sticky, flavorful, and delicious. It's quick and easy to make in 15 minutes and great for meal prep.


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound white shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon green onions, finely chopped
  • crushed peanuts (optional, for serving)

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (or water)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients until smooth (soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, ketchup, chicken broth (or water), and cornstarch. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the hot oil sizzles, about 1 minute. Add shrimp and sauté until it turns pink on both sides, about 4-6 minutes.
  3. Add ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sauce and bell pepper. Toss well and cook until the sauce simmers and  thickens to a desired consistency, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in green onions and top with crushed peanuts (optional). Serve immediately with a bowl of steamed rice.

Notes

How to store: Keep garlic shrimp stir fry in an airtight container for up to 3 days. For easy meal prep, I recommend storing individual portions alongside steamed rice, so you can easily reheat a complete meal for lunch the next day.

How to reheat: When reheating cooked shrimp, it’s important that you’re careful not to overcook it. You can heat this garlic shrimp stir fry in the microwave on medium heat in 20-second increments until warm, stirring occasionally. Or, you can heat on the stovetop in a covered pan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Add a splash of water if the sauce has thickened up too much when storing.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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