10-minute Spicy Shrimp Stir-fry

Simmer, sauté, and sauce this shrimp dish for the perfect Asian-inspired lunch or dinner.

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The tantalizing flavors that feature in this Asian-inspired shrimp dish work best when they’re all thrown together. Working with all these ingredients in one just pan makes the cooking part easy, but the delicious results will have you feeling like a professional chef. 

Recipe and photo courtesy Allyson Zea at The Domestic Superhero.

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Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

30 min.

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 inch knob ginger, minced finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped thickly
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 20-25 large shrimp, precooked, shells and tails removed, deveined
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 Tbsp lite soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

In a large skillet or wok, add 1 tsp sesame oil, and heat over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes; stir to coat. Add onion, green pepper, and green onions; sauté for 4-5 minutes. Add shrimp and peanuts, sauté for 2 more minutes.

In a bowl, add all ingredients for the sauce and whisk well to combine. Pour sauce into skillet, turn heat to high, and stir to coat. Simmer for 30-60 seconds, or until sauce has thickened.

Serve immediately and garnish with additional green onion, red pepper flakes, or chopped nuts, if desired.