The fish sauce and peanuts in this seafood stir-fry are hallmarks of Vietnamese cooking. Ample amounts of fresh ginger and lime juice bump up the flavor of the dish.
1/2 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth
1/4 cup Asian fish sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 pounds shelled and deveined medium shrimp
3 shallots, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 6-ounce bunch watercress, large stems discarded and leaves coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup salted peanuts, chopped
Rice, for serving
How to Make It
In a small bowl, whisk together the stock, fish sauce, sugar and cornstarch.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the shrimp and cook over high heat, turning once, until just white throughout, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a plate.
Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil to the skillet. Add the shallots and ginger and stir-fry over high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir the stock mixture, add it to the skillet and bring to a boil. Stir in the watercress, then stir in the shrimp and lime juice and season with pepper. Transfer the stir-fry to bowls, sprinkle with the peanuts and serve with rice.
You May Like
Sign Up for our Newsletter
Join our newsletter for free recipes, healthy living inspiration, and special offers.