Ginger Garlic Shrimp

Although my blog is full of recipes and photos of the things I cook at home for Peter, there are a lot of days when I come home from work or from a nice weekend day out and I just want to eat without too much delay.

Ginger Garlic Shrimp - Recipe for a delicious and flavorful dish ready in under 10 minutes

That’s when I need a really quick recipe (oh and to take photos of aforementioned recipe, after I’ve already eaten my share).

I love cooking seafood when I have it on hand because it is so freaking quick to cook up and so naturally flavorful without a lot of seasoning. It makes for the perfect, light and healthy dish even if you think you don’t feel like cooking.

These ginger garlic shrimp are ready to serve in ten minutes or less.

Ginger Garlic Shrimp - Recipe for a delicious and flavorful dish ready in under 10 minutes

With that short of a prep time + cook time, who could resist whipping up a warm home cooked meal?

Finely chop up all your ginger and garlic to stir fry with your shrimp and mix together a simple sauce.

Ginger Garlic Shrimp - Recipe for a delicious and flavorful dish ready in under 10 minutes

I love my ginger garlic shrimp with chili flakes sprinkled on top because almost every thing is better with a little spice in my opinion, but the chili flakes are certainly optional. You can even add a bit of honey to the sauce if you would like a bit of sweetness.

Serve these shrimp warm with a portion of rice or quickly sauté some veggies (this garlic water spinach would be a nice complement). 

Ginger Garlic Shrimp

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ginger Garlic Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1.5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp ginger, finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1 tsp chili flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, fish sauce, Worcestershire sauce and cornstarch
  2. In a large pan heat oil over medium-high heat
  3. Add ginger and garlic, cooking until garlic is lightly browned
  4. Toss in shrimp and mix until cooked through (2-3 minutes)
  5. Pour sauce mixture over shrimp and stir to coat shrimp
  6. Sprinkle with chili flakes
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Serve warm
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