This is one of the best Asian Shrimp dishes I have made in awhile. Szechuan shrimp may indeed even be better than my Szechuan chicken recipe! A few Chinese shrimp recipes I have tried have been rather disappointing but this was really a hit. Best of all, it calls for precooked shrimp so there is little to no work needed. All I had to do was remove the tails. This is a fantastic combination of sweet and spicy. I found the red pepper flakes gave it just the right amount of heat. You can adjust the spiciness of the dish by adding more of less red pepper flakes. It also uses classic Asian flavors like soy sauce, garlic and ginger. This is a very simple and very quick dish to prepare, perfect if you don’t have a lot of time. You could have this on the table in about 20 minutes. And best of all, there is no deep frying involved! Serve with white rice. Enjoy.
12 ounces cooked large shrimp (with tails removed)
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
¼ cup green onions (sliced)
4 garlic cloves (minced)
Step 1: In a small bowl mix together water, ketchup, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey, crushed red pepper flakes and ginger.
Step 2: Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add green onions and garlic. Stir fry for 30 seconds. Add shrimp and toss to coat with oil. Pour in sauce. Heat while sitting until sauce is thick and bubbly.
(Makes 2 servings)