I am (obviously) back on my feet and ready to cook again. My Aunt Terry passed on this shrimp recipe because she knows Mike loves spicy  food and I love shrimp. She promised me it was yummy and easy, and it was! Two of my favorite things.

Shrimp With Spicy Garlic Sauce

You need

shrimp with spicy garlic sauce

1 1/2 pounds uncooked large shrimp
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons chili sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons rice wine or sake
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
1 scallion, thinly sliced OR 1 green onion, chopped

Peel the shrimp (I did this off camera, because yuck). The recipe calls for leaving the tail segments attached, but I hate removing the tail when I’m eating shrimp, so I removed it before cooking. It’s personal preference, I guess.

mix together the sauce

In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, chili sauce, sesame oil, rice wine or sake, and sugar and set aside.

have some wine

Take a swig, because obviously.

heat oil, stir fry garlic

In a wok or large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. I also added some chopped green onion (just a tiny bit).

cook shrimp

Add the shrimp and cook until both sides are pink, about 2 minutes on each side.

add sauce to shrimp

Add the sauce mixture and stir so the shrimp is fully coated.

shrimp with spicy garlic sauce

Remove from the heat and garnish with chopped scallions.

mike at the ready

Mike was very excited to have a bite…

tasting

…and so was Annie!

thumbs up

I would definitely serve it over rice next time…and probably add more chili sauce, because we like it spicier. But it was delicious and easy, I can’t wait to make it again. Thanks Auntie Terry!

Enjoy!

Shrimp With Spicy Garlic Sauce
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds uncooked large shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine or sake
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced OR 1 green onion, chopped
Instructions
  1. Peel the shrimp, leaving the tail segments intact if you choose.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, chili sauce, sesame oil, rice wine, and sugar and set aside.
  3. In a wok or large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the garlic and onion until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add the shrimp and cook until both sides are pink, about 2 minutes on each side.
  5. Add the sauce mixture and stir so the shrimp is fully coated.
  6. Remove from the heat and garnish with chopped scallions.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, chili sauce, sesame oil, rice wine or sake, and sugar and set aside.
  8. Take a swig, because obviously.
  9. In a wok or large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. I also added some chopped onion (just a tiny bit).
  10. Add the shrimp and cook until both sides are pink, about 2 minutes on each side.
  11. Add the sauce mixture and stir so the shrimp is fully coated.
  12. Remove from the heat and garnish with chopped scallions.
  13. Mike was very excited to have a bite...
  14. and so was Annie!
Notes
Serve over rice or vegetables. Add more chili sauce if you want more heat.