Refrigerator Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry


I bought a lot of veg from Fresh Paradise, forgetting that I was leaving at the end of the week; bell peppers, mini courgettes, snow peas, mini asparagus, etc.  Couldn’t let them go to waste and there was that large package of frozen shrimp in the freezer.  Exclude the shrimp for a delicious vegetarian stir fry.


Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

1/2 cup chicken broth

4 tbsp soy sauce

6 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce

1 tsp sesame seed oil

1 lb shrimp, shelled and cleaned

1 tbsp Chinese 5 spice powder

3 tbsp peanut oil

3 garlic cloves, slivered

1 inch fresh ginger, thinly sliced

4 – 5 scallions, diagonally sliced

1/2 each, red and yellow bell pepper, sliced

1 small bunch mini asparagus

1 cup snow peas

3 mini courgettes, sliced vertically

Mix together the broth, soy sauce, chilli sauce and sesame oil, then set aside.  Mix the shrimp with the 5 spice powder and set aside.

Heat 1 tbsp of peanut oil in a wok, then add the shrimp and stir fry for about 2 minutes, remove and set aside.

Add the remaining peanut oil to the wok and stir fry the garlic, ginger, scallions and peppers just until the peppers are crisp tender.  Add the asparagus, stir frying for  2-3 minutes.  Add the snow peas and continue to stir fry for 2 minutes.  Finally, add the courgettes and stir fry for about 1 minute.

Pour in the reserved broth mixture and the shrimp, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve with udon noodles or rice.


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18 Responses to Refrigerator Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

  1. You’ve just inspired me – we are eating the last few bits from the freezer before we leave. I dug out some little prawns this morning and Big Man requested a prawn tortilla (fine for him but yuk for me!) so I think my portion will be getting this treatment instead!

  2. This looks good

  3. reggiorif says:

    Love all those veggies and colours! … I wouldn’t skip the shrimps because they sound great with the rest.

  4. Very nice my friend

  5. AgileWriter says:

    Stir fries have always been my favorite…Simple and quick!!!

  6. Looks so good! I just made sweet chilli chicken last night! Will definitely give yours a try though! 😊

  7. Karen says:

    Your stir fry is so colorful and I like that you added the five spice to it…I think it would go so well with the vegetables.

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