Spicy Sweet Shrimp Stir-Fry

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This tasty shrimp stir-fry is versatile as it is simple to make. Serve this dish as an appetizer, over wok-tossed rice noodles or in an Asian-inspired Glass Noodle Salad. (Which is best: fresh vs. frozen shrimp?)

Spicy Sweet Shrimp Stir-Fry


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Spicy Sweet Shrimp Stir-Fry


  1. 1 tablespoon canola oil
  2. 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  3. 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined and patted dry
  4. Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  5. 2 teaspoons sugar
  6. 2 teaspoons fish sauce


Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Add jalapeno to pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add shrimp, and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, for 3-5 minutes, until shrimp are cooked through and chile is slightly charred. Sprinkle in sugar and fish sauce, and toss well to coat.

Transfer to a platter and season with freshly ground black pepper.


Cook Time: 5-7 minutes


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