Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Szechwan Shrimp

I had the shrimp that I had purchased from Katie's in Galveston and was searching for recipes that were 1. easy and 2. that I already had all of the ingredients for. A friend suggested cooking Szechwan Shrimp. I found a recipe on All Recipes and decided to try it out. (Since the shrimp was fresh, I had to devein. I also started off by cooking the shrimp in boiling water and draining.)
Szechwan Shrimp
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup sliced green onions
4 cloves garlic, minced
12 ounces cooked shrimp, tails removed

1. In a bowl, stir together water, ketchup, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey, crushed red pepper, and ground ginger. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in green onions and garlic; cook 30 seconds. Stir in shrimp, and toss to coat with oil. Stir in sauce. Cook and stir until sauce is bubbly and thickened.

*I steamed broccoli and added it into the mixture just prior to serving. I also served it over cooked rice that I had added soy sauce and crushed red pepper to. This was a super quick, easy and fairly healthy dinner.

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