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Spicy Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

I’m a big fan of stir fry for a quick weeknight meal.  My husband is not an enthusiastic asian food eater.  He hates soy sauce, so I’m not sure how he survives, but he does.

This spicy garlic shrimp stir fry recipe got a surprised  “Wow that’s really good!” from him, even the zucchini’s were cooked perfectly.  You can feel free to toss in whatever veggies you like.  The important pieces here are the garlic and the sauce.  You could ven switch up protein if you wanted.

The baby zucchini here came from a bag of veggies I picked up at Costco.  It had baby patty pan squash and baby zucchini inside.  I picked out the baby zucchini for this meal, the baby patty pans will go on the grill tomorrow with some olive oil, salt and pepper to accompany some chicken or pork chops.  I haven’t decided yet.  I think fresh green beans and bean sprouts would be really good in this recipe as well – maybe a TINY amount of thai basil?  Yum!


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Spicy Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

Author Carrie Hill


  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Sauce - I use sriracha
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Oil
  • 1 1/2 Lbs Peeled & Deveined Shrimp
  • 1 Cup Veggies I used zucchini
  • 1/4 C. Slivered onions
  • 4 large cloves garlic grated or minced
  • Pepper


  1. In a small bowl combine the Soy Sauce, Chili Sauce, Rice Wine Vinegar, Water, Ground Ginger and 2 tsp of Toasted sesame oil. Set aside
  2. Chop your veggies into uniform pieces, if you use carrots, be sure to chop them small or grate them or they wont cook through
  3. In a wok or large frying pan, heat the 2 Tbsp. of Peanut oil and the 1 tsp. of toasted sesame oil
  4. When oil is hot, toss in the onion and saute until almost brown, then add in the garlic
  5. Saute the garlic until it just starts to turn golden and add in your veggies. Let cook with the garlic and onion until veggies are tender (you can add atad of water and a lid if you need to steam up the veggies a bit)
  6. When veggies are about 5 minutes from done, turn up your heat and toss in the shrimp
  7. Toss the shrimp with the veggies until nearly done, then add in the sauce and stir well.
  8. Turn off heat and cover - let sit for about 5 minutes to marry flavors
  9. Serve with steamed rice.

AboutCarrie Hill

Carrie Hill is the mother of 2 human children, and 5 fur babies. She has a husband who is a great guy, a good food tester, but a bit of a nut, just like her. She enjoys writing, reading, cooking and baking in her spare time.


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