Butter Garlic Shrimps Stir Fry
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 4 servings
  • Shrimp – 600 gms (around 25 to 30)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Onion – 2, small
  • Bell pepper – 1, large
  • Butter – 50 gms
  • Garlic – 15 cloves, minced [ensure to have about 2 tablespoons of minced garlic]
For sauce:
  • Dark soy sauce – ½ tbsp.
  • Rice vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Fish sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup – 1 tbsp
  • Schezwan sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Cornflour – 1 tbsp
  1. Peel and devein the shrimps keeping the tails intact. Add ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper to it and mix well.
  2. Melt half of the butter in a large wok and fry the shrimps until they are opaque and develop some color. I fried them in batches for just 1 minute each batch. The shrimps may not be all cooked through yet which is all right. Set them aside.
  3. Make the sauce in a small bowl by mixing together dark soy sauce [you can replace dark soy with double the amount of light soy], rice vinegar, fish sauce, tomato ketchup, schezwan sauce and cornflour. Give a good stir to make a smooth homogeneous sauce. Set aside.
  4. Chop one onion finely and slice the other. Cut the bell pepper into julienne (thin strips).
  5. Melt half of the remaining butter and add onion and bell peppers. Stir fry them on medium-high heat until soft but don’t brown them all over.
  6. Pour the sauce over the onion and bell pepper. You may need to add half a cup of water if the sauce seems too thick. Stir and mix everything well.
  7. Now add the fried shrimps to the wok and mix with a light hand to coat everything with the sauce. When the sauce is thick enough to cling to the shrimps and veggies, remove from fire and set aside.
  8. In a small frying pan, melt all the remaining butter and add the minced garlic. Saute the garlic on low heat until it turns very light golden brown. Do not leave the frying pan at this moment as garlic can burn in no time ruining all the flavor and making you do it all over again.
  9. Pour the golden garlic along with all the butter over the stir-fried shrimps and let the garlic flavor seep into the sauce.
  10. Serve the delicious butter garlic shrimps stir fry warm over Basmati rice or some wok-tossed noodles! Enjoy!
Recipe by Flavor Quotient at https://www.flavorquotient.com/2015/08/butter-garlic-shrimps-stir-fry/