Friday, March 7, 2014

Shrimp Stir Fry

Yum

I love this Shrimp Stir Fry and it is so much better than take out.  First of all you can make it faster than ordering it from a take out restaurant and waiting for it to arrive.  Second, you know exactly what went into the dish and how much fat and sodium you want to use.   Third, it will cost you much less than take out.  Shrimp is always expensive at restaurants, but I buy it when it's on sale and always keep it in my freezer.  I love using shrimp because it's quick.  Shrimp can literally go from frozen to defrosted to cooked in minutes.  I also love the assortment of onions, peppers  and water chestnuts in this dish that compliment the shrimp perfectly.  The sauce also great because it is sweet, salty and nutty with the sesame oil. It's a dish I can make for a dinner party, on a week night for dinner (when I'm too tired to cook) or just for myself for lunch.  If you have this recipe in your arsenal you can forget about all those take out menus and save a lot of money in the process. 

 
Ingredients:
1lb cleaned shrimp
1 small green bell pepper sliced
1 small red bell pepper or sweet chilies sliced
1 small white onion sliced
4-5 large button mushrooms sliced
1 can water chestnuts drained
red chili flakes (to taste)
2 cloves garlic grated
1 inch ginger grated


Sauce:
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1 Tbs hoisin sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 Tbs cornstarch


 Directions:
  In a large wok style pan heat 1 Tbs canola oil.  Fry the onions and mushrooms.  Then add the garlic and ginger and fry for another minute.    Next add the bell peppers and shrimp and stir fry for another 2 minutes.

Finally add the sauce and water chestnuts.  Allow stir fry to simmer until shrimp is cooked through.  Taste for seasoning and serve over hot rice.  Enjoy.




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19 comments:

  1. Ok, all your reasons have me sold. I can't always afford to buy shrimp, but when I do have it, Asian is the perfect way to serve it. Your dish looks fantastic.

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  2. Tempting preparation...Lovely clicks..

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  3. What a delicious stir fry! Shrimp is an absolute favorite at our place.

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  4. Shrimp stir fry is one of my favorite dishes ever! I love how easy it is to cook up some shrimp! This looks delish!

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  5. WOW Ramona! How lovely is this!?? Looks so amazing. I was just thinking about having shrimp for dinner too....deeelllish!

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  6. I never realized shrimp could be used so wonderfully in a stir fry :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. Gorgeous dish Ramona!! Too bad I can't buzz this to get it into the Top 9.

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  8. MMMmmm...this looks incredible! so much flavor. Love the pictures too.

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  9. Hi there Ramona!

    I've been so neglectful of my google reader I almost wouldn't have found this but it showed up on FoodGawker (congrats btw!) and it looks to die for! Definitely going to put this on the "dinner ideas" board on Pinterest :)

    ~Jess @ OnSugarMountain

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  10. Oh Ramona...you know I am such a fan of your shrimp dishes! This one is no exception! Congrats on being accepted by Foodgawker! I can see why. Your photo is just stunning! : )

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  11. Wow, this stir fry is quite bursting with flavour :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. As always, Ramona, you make the most delicious food. I want to have lunch at your house! The best that I can do for lunch at my house is to grab a banana and a yogurt.

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  13. Yum! With a bowl of steamed rice, you don't need anything else than this. Look so delicious!

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  14. Ramona, this looks a gazillion times better than any take out, ever!! I want that for din din!

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  15. This is my kind of meal for weekdays! Looks delicious. Stir fry is so quick and easy when we're busy. Yours look fantastic too!!

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  16. Oh man I can never get enough shrimp and this stir fry looks right up my alley. Bookmarking this one IMMEDIATELY! :D

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  17. Wow Ramona this is a beautiful dish!

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