Shrimp Stir Fry with Vegetables
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 4 Servings
  • Shrimps – 500 gms, peeled & deveined with tails intact
  • Red bell pepper – ½ (about ½ a cup of diced bell pepper)
  • Green bell pepper – ½ (about ½ a cup of diced bell pepper)
  • Zucchini – 1 small (about 1 cup of diced zucchini)
  • Onion – 1, large, cut into chunks
  • Garlic – 8 to 10 cloves, finely chopped
  • Garlic chives – 2 stalks
  • Vegetable/canola oil – 4 tbsp
  • Light soy sauce – 2 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup – 2 tsp
  • Sugar – ½ tsp
  • Vinegar – 1 tsp
  • Corn flour – 2 tsp
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Wash the shrimps thoroughly and drain out all the water. Sprinkle pinch of salt & pepper over the shrimps and toss them to coat.
  2. Prepare all the veggies before you start stir frying – cut each bell pepper into 1-ich dice, cut the zucchini in 1-cm half-moons and cut the onion in chunks.
  3. Also prepare the stir fry sauce by evenly mixing soy sauce, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, corn flour and half a cup of water in a small bowl. Set it aside until needed.
  4. Now heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok and let it warm up for a minute. Now add the seasoned shrimps to the wok and stir fry them on medium heat until the shrimps turn opaque; about 2 minutes each side. Then take them out on a plate and set aside.
  5. Now add the remaining oil to the same wok and once the oil is hot, tip in the minced garlic. Sauté the garlic for 2 minutes on medium until fragrant.
  6. Next add the onion chunks and stir fry them on medium for 2 minutes or until onion turns translucent. Then add the green & red bell peppers and zucchini. Stir fry them for 10 minutes on medium heat until all the veggies are tender but not completely mushy.
  7. Now drizzle the prepared sauce, but make sure to stir the sauce once before adding to wok as the corn flour would have settled at the bottom of the bowl by now.
  8. Add in the sautéed shrimps and continue stir frying the shrimps & veggies on high until sauce is thickened and clings to the shrimps. Check the seasoning and adjust only if needed. Also sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper for a kick.
  9. Shrimps and veggie stir fry is ready! Garnish with freshly chopped garlic chives & toasted sesame seeds and enjoy!
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