Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

The peppery flavor of ginger in this shrimp stir-fry complements the spiciness of the chile paste and sweetness of the rice wine. Serve with jasmine rice and melon slices.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place shrimp in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with ginger, salt, and pepper; toss well. Let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Combine 1/2 cup water and next 6 ingredients (through chile paste) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Step 3

Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp mixture to pan; stir-fry 2 minutes. Remove shrimp mixture from pan; set aside. Wipe pan dry with a paper towel. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons canola oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; stir-fry 1 minute. Add celery; stir-fry 1 minute. Return shrimp mixture to pan; stir-fry 1 minute or until shrimp are done.

Step 4

Add water mixture to pan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

DianneMundy's Review

February 16, 2015

EllenDeller's Review

October 25, 2013
I thought I could liven this up with more ginger, some sliced red bell pepper, and using chicken stock instead of water, but it's still very, very bland. It improved a little when I sprinkled rice wine vinegar over it, but otherwise, bleh. Why make this when there are so many savory, spicy, complex stir-fry combinations out there?

SugaSam's Review

August 20, 2013
I made a quick small batch and it was delish! I didn't follow the recipe to the T. I eyeballed the measurements. I pan fried the shrimp with minced garlic for a few minutes then added the water sauce mixture and stirred for 1 minute. I let it sit for 2 min off heat and served! Spicy, sweet deliciousness!

davidz's Review

October 21, 2012
This dish was easy to prepare and took probably less than 30 minutes not counting peeling and de-veining the shrimp. It was a bit bland. I am not planning to make this dish again.

ladyhealy's Review

October 15, 2012

AnninJax's Review

August 22, 2012
My family loved this shrimp recipe. Even my picky middle eater is a convert to something a little more spicy! I usually make fried rice to go with this. I double the sauce part of the recipe and use it to dip egg or spring rolls in as a side item.

matthewspann's Review

March 05, 2012
Its a very tasty recipe, but was short of being a dish that really stood out and wowed me. It was a very good week night meal.

Buddsgirl's Review

February 26, 2012

Dbold37's Review

February 19, 2012

JessicaJJM's Review

September 26, 2011
Very good dish, will make again.