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Stir-Fried Shrimp


  • 1 ½ pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic. minced
  • ½ cup green onion, including tops, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cooked white rice
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, including tops, sliced for optional garnish

In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and sesame oil. Place shrimp in a large bowl and pour sauce over them. Stir well. Marinate for 10 minutes, stirring once.

Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a hot skillet. Add shrimp and stir-fry just until they begin to turn pink, about 1 to 2 minutes. Do not fully cook them. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Add remaining tablespoon vegetable oil to skillet and heat. Add garlic, onion, cayenne and salt. Cook 2 minutes. Add shrimp back to skillet and stir-fry just long enough to coat well and finish cooking, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve over rice and garnish with onions.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2