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Stir-Fried Shrimp in Garlic Sauce


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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb large shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 3 12 cups assorted fresh vegetables, chopped (your choice)
  • 13 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 12 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste (sambal oelek) (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry or 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 12 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 9 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 12 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 10 Thai chiles, stemmed and left whole (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • hot steamed rice


  1. In a small bowl, mix together chicken broth, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, chile paste (if using) and sherry; set aside.
  2. In another small bowl or cup, stir together the tbsp of cornstarch with the 3 tbsp of water and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a wok; add ginger and garlic and sizzle briefly, then add vegetables and Thai chilies (if using).
  4. Stir-fry vegetables for approximately 3 minutes, then add the shrimp.
  5. Cook the shrimp 2 minutes or until it curls and turns opaque or pink.
  6. Add the sauce mixture and cook 1 minute more; then stir in the thickener (briefly stir first) and stir-fry until mixture thickens, about 1 minute.
  7. Serve with hot cooked rice.

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