Simple Stir-Fried Shrimp

Take care not to overcook the shrimp or they will be tough. You may splash the shrimp with Chinese rice wine instead of soy sauce if you prefer.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, shelled, deveined
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar

Directions

  • Place the shrimp in a large bowl and stir in salt and cornstarch. Let shrimp sit for at least 5 minutes.
  • Heat a wok or medium skillet over medium-high heat until it is nearly smoking. Add oil. When oil is hot, add sliced ginger. Let brown for 2–3 minutes, and then remove. (This is to flavor the oil.)
  • Add shrimp. Stir-fry, stirring and moving the shrimp around the pan until the shrimp turns pink and begins to curl. Stir in soy sauce and sugar while stir-frying. Plate and serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, shelled, deveined
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar

Directions

  • Place the shrimp in a large bowl and stir in salt and cornstarch. Let shrimp sit for at least 5 minutes.
  • Heat a wok or medium skillet over medium-high heat until it is nearly smoking. Add oil. When oil is hot, add sliced ginger. Let brown for 2–3 minutes, and then remove. (This is to flavor the oil.)
  • Add shrimp. Stir-fry, stirring and moving the shrimp around the pan until the shrimp turns pink and begins to curl. Stir in soy sauce and sugar while stir-frying. Plate and serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories170
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol140mg
Sodium680mg
Total Carbohydrate4g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars2g
Protein19g